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BRITAI 



BIGGEST AND BEST-SELLING 



AGAZI 











Design DPaint animations 
Pick the right paint program 
Get your graphics into games 
Learn from the experts' secrets 



• BIG GAME HUNTING: Deuteros, Moonshine Racers, SWIV, 
Back to the Future 3, Super Monaco Grand Prix, Genghis Khan 




FIRST LOOK: Railroad Tycoon, First Samurai, F-15 II, Demoniak 



• WORD PROCESSING: Excellence!, ProWrite 3 and QuickWrite 




1 2 Pages of hin 
tips and advice 

Workbench pi 95 

Gamebusters pi OS 

Beginners p205 




CRUISE FOR A CORPSE 



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Based in Ihe 1920's, Inspector Raoul Dussentier is aboard 
a ship in Ihe Mediterranean. But no sooner has the cruise 
begun when Raoul is summoned to investigate a crime - 
the murder of his host Niklos Karaboudjan, the Greek 
shipping magnate. It's up to Raoul to throw some light 
on this sinister mystery! 

• Wide range of actions, including the option to question 
other characters in true Agatha Christie style. 

• PC version features 256 colours, AdLib & Roland sonic 
support. 

• Amiga version features 32 colours. 

ATARI ST, AMIGA & PC (CGA, EGA, VGA, TANDY ADLIB 
& ROLAND). 

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A comedy set during the "golden age" of piracy in the 
Caribbean. The game's twisty plot leads our hero, fresh 
from the old world, on an hilarious, complex, swash- 
buckling search for the fabled Secret of Monkey Island. 

• Features dazzling 3D graphics, an original reggae 
sound track and a point 'n' click no-typing interface. 

• A wide variety of original entertaining puzzles , unravel 
hidden meanings in hilarious repartee. 

• Proportionally scaled animated characters and 
cinematic pans and camera angles. 

ATARI ST, AMIGA & PC (EGA, CGA, VGA, MCGA, AD-LIB, 
ROLAND and MT32 SOUND). 

| 1990 Lucas Arts Enlrrtitnmrnt Company- All rights reserved. 




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A POWERFUL DETECTIVE DRAMA! 
A powerful crime syndicate has taken over large areas of 
our major cities, turning them into a vast criminal 
wasteland. Arson, extortion, drug distribution and now 
... terrorist abduction! 

Your purpose: Wipe out the criminal organisation | 
rescue the President's daughter. 

• More than a "shoot em-up" game. Crimewave contains 
secret rooms, switches, keycards, different weapons, 
varying levels of difficulty along with a variety of other 
strategy elements that provide endless hours of 
challenge and excitement. 

• A multitude of brilliant 256 colour scrolling , 
screens. 

• Incredible digitaUsed "Motion Graphics" (featuring 
real actors and models). 

ATARI ST, AMIGA & PC (EGA, MCGA, VGA, TGA and REAL 
SOUND 1 **). 

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war in fierce and unrelenting sea battles ... You must 
command the destroyer and succeed in beating naval and 
air forces in 15 challenging missions. 

A.D.S. is a stunning sea battle simulator using 3D 
technology. 

• 40 page manual includes detailed maps of the combat 
zones together with historical and technical 
information. 
Adjustable difficulty level will suit all levels of player. 

ATARI ST, AMIGA & PC (EGA, CCA). 

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massive graphics power of the Amig 
you want to get in on the act! Our 
special feature will tell you where to 
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EDITOR Damien Noonan ART EDITOR Marcus Dr Dyson REVIEWS EDITOR Trenton Webb 
TECHNICAL EDITOR Pat McDonald STAFF WRITER Maff Evans PRODUCTION ASSISTANT 
Gary Lord DESIGN ASSISTANT Frank Bartucca CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Jon Bates (Music), 
Brian Larkman (Graphics) CONTRIBUTORS Mark Smiddy, Jason Holborn, Paul Overaa, Sean 
Masterson, Andy Ide, James Leach, Tim Smith Andy Hutchinson ADVERTISING MANAGER 

Jennie Evans SENIOR SALES EXEC Duncan Ferguson AD SALES EXEC Jackie Garford AD 
PRODUCTION Fiona Milne PUBLISHER Greg Ingham PUBLISHING ASSISTANT Michele Harris 
AD SERVICES Tamara Ward QUOTE: When I hear the word culture , I reach for ay gun'' 

PHOTOGRAPHY Ashton James, Bradford-upon-Avon COLOUR ORIGINATORS Swift Graphics Ltd, Southampton, 
PRINTERS Riverside Press Ltd, St Ives PLC, Gillingham NEWS TRADE DISTRIBUTION UK & WORLDWIDE: MMC Ltd 

0483 211222 CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Sue Hartley 0225 442244. 

FUTURE PUBLISHING 1990. 
Amiga Formal comes to you from the company that publishes Amiga Shopper, Amiga 
Power. ST Format. Commodore Format. New Computer Express, Amstrad Action. Your 
Sinclair. Sega Power. PC Plus. 8000 Plus. MacPublishing and Classic CD. 




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30 Monmouth Street Bath, BA1 2BW. » 0225 442244 FAX: 0225 446019 

SUBSCRIPTIONS AND MAIL ORDER 

The Old Barn, Somerton, Somerset TA1 1 7PY tr 0458 7401 1 

We welcome written enquiries, but regret that we cannot offer advice, guidance or informa- 
tion on a personal basis, either by telephone or post. We welcome contributions from read- 
ers but unfortunately cannot guarantee to return material submitted to us. nor can we enter 
into personal correspondence. We take great care to ensure what we publish is accurate 
but we cannot accept liability for any mistakes or misprints. No part of this magazine may 

be reproduced in any form without our permission. 



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Hyperbook 139 

Create your own multimedia presentations 




S.W.I.V. 48 

Will this be the shoot-em-up of the year? 





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Deuteros 54 

A new Millennium, but is it a classic? 




Your complete guide - p23 




Artists and their tips - p33 




Getting into games - pi 1 7 




Animation is easy - pi 20 







SUBSCRIBE! P. 167 

If you read Amiga Format every month, why not make 
sure of your copy by getting it delivered straight to 
your door? Save hassle, save money and get a free 
game, too! See Page 167 for details! Also, take 
advantage of our Mail Order bargains in... 

MAIL ORDER P.190 



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Registered Circulation 
81, 234 July-Dec 1990 
Member of the 
Audit Bureau of Circulations 




SPECIALS 

YOU WANNA BE AN ARTIST? 23 

If so, we tell you where to start 

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST 33 

See the work and catch the tips of four experts 

PUTTING YOU IN THE PICTURE .... 1 1 7 

Find out how programmers put graphics in games 

ANIMATION BY NUMBERS 120 

Follow our step-by-step guide to expertise 

THE FIRST STEPS 205 

New users start here 

REVIEWS 

SUPRADRIVE 500-XP 133 

Can this hard drive solve your storage problems? 

SUPRADRIVE 2000 1 34 

Is this the hard drive your Amiga 2000 needs? 

SUPRARAM 2000 1 36 

How does this Amiga 2000 expansion perform? 

SUPRARAM 500 1 36 

And can this A500 expansion deliver the goods? 

HYPERBOOK 1 39 

You've seen the demo, now check our opinion 



PRO WRITE 3 1 49 

Word processing enters a new age 

QUICKWRITE 1 5 1 

The word processor for you? 

EXCELLENCE! 2 1 55 

. . .or could this beat ProWrite to the tape? 

MASTERING AMIGADOS2 1 59 

Two new books help you master the Amiga 

MASTERBOARD VB21 161 

This could be the best digitiser ever 

REGULARS 

NEWS 7 

Yes, all Amiga 500s will now be 1 Megabyte!!! 

PREVIEWS 45 

First impressions of Firt Samurai: looking good! 

GAMEBUSTERS 1 05 

Another five-page special goes big on Spindizzy 

MUSIC 1 7 1 

Answering your questions about Music X 

PD UPDATE 1 75 

We'll guide you to the best in free software 

WORKBENCH 1 95 

Get the answers with our techie tip section 





FORMAT GOLD 

Deuteros 48. S.W.I.V. ... 



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REVIEWED 



Super Monaco Grand Prix 58 Moonshine Racers 82 



Genghis Kahn 61 

Chaos Strikes Back 62 



Ski or Die 85 

Skweek 86 



Back to the Future III 64 Warlock 88 

Revelation 66 Tower FRA 93 

The Power 72 Emlyn Hughes' Arcade Quiz 94 

Nam 74 Prehistoric Tale 96 

Hard Drivin" II 77 






MOONSHINE RACERS - Get involved in this 
highly enjoyable playable demo of Millennium's 
new hillbilly racing game. Country music, country 
roads and only the police between you and the 
profit from your illegal hooch! 

HYPERBOOK - One of the most impressive seri- 
ous demos we've carried, this will introduce you 
toa whole new scene in multimedia presentation. 

TV ANIMATION - If you have Deluxe Paint 3, you can 
create this nice little animation all for your self using the 
step-by-step guide on Page 1 20. 

GRAPHICS IN GAMES - If you've ever wondered how 
those amazing graphics get into games, this demo and 
the feature on Page 1 1 7 will give you the low-down. 



COVER 



Moonshine Racers 



Make the run across the 

border carrying illegal hooch 

in Millennium's rattling good 

race game playable demol 



Hyperbook 




Surprise yourself as Gold Disks innovative multimedia 
organisation system makes almost anything possible! 



AMIGA 



Graphics Special] 

Amiga Format's 
Animation Special 

A unique tutorial gives you all the 

pieces you need to put together your 

own special Deluxe Paint III animation 

Graphics in Games Documentation 

Learn how you can get your graphics on page 1 5 

into games with our special tutorial * ***** on *i**Mr <*» 



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EVERY CINEMATIC ADVENTURE NEEDS 



BLOOD AND GUTS - CENTURION'S THE 



FIRST TO REQUIRE BRAINS AS WELL 




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Up until now. so-called "cinematic adventures" have offered tittle more than a fair bit of action, 
a few pretty pictures, a couple of fairly convincing sound effects and a strategic challenge that wouldn't 

stretch the intellect of a gnat. 

Now. from a new generation of games from "Defender of the Crown" designer. Kellyn Beck, 
comes "Centurion: Defender of Rome", the first movie game that allies stunning graphics with really 

challenging game play. 

In Centurion, you must choose from an infinite number of ways to conquer the known world. 
Fight, bribe and seduce your way to the top: on the battlefield, in the gladiator's arena, on the chariot 

racetrack, even in Cleopatra's boudoir. 

Centurion: Defender of Rome, for all cinema game fans with more between 

their ears than just their eyes. 

IBM/ PC and AMIGA £24.99 

If you can't find 'Centurion* at your favourite store, all our Direct Sales Line: 0753-49442 



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Electronic Arts 1 1/49 Station Road Langley. Berks SL3 8YN Tel: (0753) 49442 Fax: (0753) 46672 




ew Scanner 



The launch ol a new hand-held scanner Handa.il- 
DAATAscan Pro. is expected with some anticipation 
because <>i the manufacturers reputation tor quality work in 

this area With resolutions of up t. > -tiHtdpi and < ■ »nsiderable 

picture-editing feature- m the software, the specification 
looks similar to several competitors a lull test in the nexi 
issue of Annua Format will tell you more 
Tel Pandaal 023-1 855666 

Pandaal's new 
hand-held scanner, 
th« DA ATAscan 
Pro, promises 
great things. 




Workbench 2 

will come to the A500 

With the 1 Mb standard Amiga 500 appearing, 
the new farter Agnus chip slipping into new 
machines and the launch of the A500-P an 
expanded A500, m America, the commitment or 
Commodore to upgrading the basic mochine but 
retaining compatibility continues The next logical 
step is, of course, being able to run Workbench 
Version 2 on an A500 

The new Workbench has many improvements 
m features and in ease of use. with a redesigned 
mouse-controlled graphic interface, so it would be 
good news for everyone to have it The drawback 
is that you will need a new Kickstart 2 ROM chip 
and the new enhanced chip set to reploce Paula, 
Agnus and Denise. 

As yet, no release dates are set but it is now 
inevitable that Commodore will start fitting new 
A500s with the new kit and release on upgrade 
for current A500 owners Commodore "are work- 
ing on it", says spokesman Andrew Boll 



A500 will have 
1 Mb as standard 

From March 1st, the Screen Gems pack features an Amiga 500 
expanded to a full one Megabyte at no extra cost. The addition 
of Commodore's standard A501 RAM expansion effectively 
commits Commodore to the principle of a 1Mb machine being 
the standard minimum from now on: when asked whether this 
was a move towards the Amiga 500 having 1 Mb as standard, 
Commodore's Andrew Ball replied simply "Yes". 

Many games, such as Paradroid '90 or Indy 500, now have 
extra features if 1Mb of memory is available, while some, like 
The Immortal or Chaos Strikes Back, have to have 1 Mb to 
work. More memory also gives you greater power when using 
graphics and creativity packages like Deluxe Paint III and, 
again, many need 1Mb minimum to work. 

Not only does 
this put much 
greater power in 
the hands of the 
Amiga owner, it 
also strengthens 
the Amiga's posi- 
tion as the top 
home computer in 
the UK. Claims in 
the past that the 
Amiga 500 was 
overpriced have 

been overtaken by growing appreciation of its strengths and 
this latest move simply confirms its spot as top dog. 

The 1 Mb Screen Gems pack will still contain all the soft- 
ware - Beast II, Days of Thunder, Nightbreed, Back to the 
Future II and Deluxe Paint II - and sell for exactly the same 
price of £399 RRP. 




From March, the Amiga in the Screen Gems pack will 
be fitted with an A501 RAM expansion at no extra 
cost, making the basic Amiga 500 a 1Mb machine. 



Two new magazines for you, 
the Amiga owner 

Future Publishing has announced the launch 
of two brand-new magazines for Amiga 
owners Amiga Shopper the magazine 
that's serious about your Amiga is dedi- 
cated to bringing buying power to your 
elbow with up-to-the-minute news, 
authoritative reviews and comparisons 
and in-depth tutorials covering all the 
hardware and senous software 
around It'll cost a mere 99p a 
month, making it an essential purchase 

Amiga Power, the magazine with 
attitude', aims to be the coolest 
Amiga games magazine ever to hit 
the streets Ifll carry more pages of 
game reviews than any other magazine 
and promises - by contrast to Amiga 
Shopper! - many a page of pure fun The 
cover price of £2 95 will include a CovercMr 
featuring a complete, high-quality, full-price 
game every month Look out for Doth in 
newsagent near you m April 



Amiga Power, 'the magazine with attitude' 
Amiga Shopper, 'the magazine that's serious about your Amiga 1 




Amiga pushes into schools 

ConArtminfi their eagerness to see ihr Annua u* iools. 

Commodore have announced another limned pen<Mi offer. On 

quotum i heir DES registration numb i will (*• .tble to 

purchase a 1 Mb Amiga 500 at the bargain has nt pm r 

of £299 as well as getting a free Hem Aware from the 

fallowing list: eraph 

M s software liki 

Deluxe l*nni/np<w\i 2 

bundle. Spritz. DPntru 

i. Ftmtaviskm and 

Photon Paint: musu 

programs like ' ' 
Mouse and DrTs MI 
educational lan_ 

Logo with Talking 
Turtle; databases 
Inl Suf>"«iN- ^ t 

Personal and Maxasion 

500; word pro — 

ProWnte 2.5. the BB< 

Emulator and Lft's 

A special price of C299 for a 1 Mb Amiga 

500 should encourage more schools to 

Backing up move to the Amiga. 

ihr offer, a 1084 

monitor and a 1550 NLQ dot matrix printer can each be 
obtained for £186 Currently, the education market srmuld be 
up for grabs as thr standard BBC machine is very aged .uid a 

successor has yet to '-merge. 



APRIL 1 99 1 AMIGA FORMAT 7 





High-end Amiga 3000 
UNIX workstation launched 
to professional market 

Commodore's Amiga 3000UX has just been launched and makes its 
mark as being the first to use the latest version or the Unix operating 
system, System 5 release 4 Unix is an 'open' system, which means 
that machines of different types and makes con all run under the same 
operating system, thereby breaking the 
stranglehold that closed' systems like IBM's 
MSDOS for the PC have hod in the past. 
Unix is particularly suited to networks, 
allowing many users access to the same 
files at the same time. 

AT&T, owners of the copyright, sell only 
the source code lor Unix to other computer 
manufacturers who then have to write their 
own useable version so for Commodore to 
beat all other major manufacturers in releas- 
ing the latest version is o maior 
achievement Also included with N 
A3000UX is the X- Windows graphic user 

interface which li set to become an 

industry standard 

the A3000UX comes as stan- 
dard with 8 Mb of RAM, a 100 Mb 
hard drive, a 68030 CPU plus 
maths co-processor and a ficker- 
fixed high-res mono monitor. 
American magazine Byte, which got 
o sneak preview, describes the 
A3000UX as "impressive and com- 
pact" and says: "When you put it beside a NeXT, Macintosh or a 386 
workstation, the differences are in favour of the Amiga. It is an obvious 
choice for a low-end workstation." 

A1500 cheaper by £150 

The Amiga 1500 PHC (Personal Home Computer) is to have 
its recommended retail price lowered by £150 to £999. a 
price which includes a monitor, a bundle of high-value cre- 
ativity software and books including Amiga Format's own 
Get the Most Out of Your Amiga. Although the A1500 is 
basically a rebadged Amiga 2000 with two floppy disk 
drives and no hard drive, it offers excellent value as an 
expandable machine for the more seriously inclined home 
user and the cheaper price can only strengthen 
Commodore's attempts to get it accepted as the domestuc 
equivalent of the business PC. 



CD drive for A500 is confirmed 




res tr>e A/noa 500 will be able to fun software Irom compact 

disc The CD drive *s e*pected to cost around £350 ar>o 

should enable Amiga owners to run CDTV software 

Says Commodores Andrew Bal' -be done as 

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Our Success Continues 



Issue 1 8 of Amtgs Formst: o 

readers enjoyed rt. making it c 

top ten magazines in the 



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The A3000UX will be the first computer to 
run the latest version of the Unix operat- 
ing system. Unix is an 'open' system that 
allows many machines to share the same 
programs and the same data. 



You may * e to know that you are now read 

ng one of Britain's most popular magazines' 
Amiga Format «s pleased as punch to 

announce that its circulation averaged 

81.234 copies for the months of July to 

December 1990, as confirmed by official overseers 

the Audit Bureau of Circulations. 

This makes us far and away the biggest Amiga magazine si 
Britain, but what this doesn't reflect is that more people are reading the 
mag all the time: Issue 18, for instance, had over 1 05.000 readers. 
making it one of the top ten 'billing' icrcufabon times cover price) mag- 
azines in the UK. 

More important, perhaps, ts that we are deocased to 
pleasing more of the people more of the tome. Next issue *el oe 
analysing your questionnaire replies from Issue 29 and 'esooncfcng to 
some of your requests. In the meantime, though, thanks wr> mucf for 
your support: we hope it's nice to know that you are part of a 
and very active group. With Amiga Format, you're where **$ af 



Disney keeps the kids happy 

Disney's ranse of educational software based on their ever-popular 
cartoon characters is set to arrive very soon. The first release will be a 
fun same for youngsters, with no massive educational mission, based 
on the recent Disney Duck Tales movie. 

Following up, Mickey Mouse 
is set to teach pre-school numbers, 
while Donald Duck deals with the 
alphabet and Goofy explores colours 
and shapes. Reviews are due in next 
issue's educational special, but its 
safe to say now that great attention 
to both quality and detail Is to be 
expected from a company with 
Disney's reputation. 




CDTV 

The first few pre-production models of 
Commodore s CDTV 'interactive Graphics 
Player arrived In this country during the mtd- 
dto of February and were placed straight m 
the hands of software developers to ensure 
that sufficient high-quality software will be 
ready and working at the launch of the 
machine in Apr* 

Traditional titles now set to oe ready 
al launch include Marts nighty-prosed 
Crfy-ouHalng gome Sm City Mtrrorsoft s 
ihoot-envup Xenon it adventure games Ike 
Herewith the Clues and The Cose of the 
Cautious Condor and education program 
fun School the strength of CDTV. however, ts 
expected to He n new concepts like the 
Gunne* Due of Records encyclopaedias 
me Wortd Vtrto Atkx Digr'ai Dr vVefrnan 
fomify Heolth Guide and a guide to cormg 
tor your plants - al of which should be ready 
af launch Whatever next? 

Among the more striking poesbHttet 
afforded by CDTV a the suggestion then a 
modem to connect to telephone knes would 
moke home shopping' o realty, along with 



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Commodore's imaginative new Amiga-plus-compact-disc mach- 
ine, the CDTV, is expected to reach the shops at around April 
time at a price of £699. 



APRIL 

CD-based man order catalogues 
Speculation c me that British Telecom's CD- 
oosed complete UK phone dkectory 
containing over 17 mAon numbers, cur- 
rently available to business PC users at a 
cost of over £2,500. might be released in 
CDTV format 

The CDTV e a strange combination of an 
Amiga an aucio CD player and a remote 
control handset It promises to bring a 
whole new depth to interactive entertorv 
ment education and gomesplaying with 
the large amount of storage afforded by 
CD dtowng masses of delated graphics 
stereo sound and text ntorrnanon (see 
A/ruga Format Issue 16 November 1090 tor 
the most comprehensive study or the CDTV 
yet mode and News, issue 20 for detail of 
the US launch) 

CDTV ts now expected to be m the shops 
on the high street by md-Apni * al goes to 
plan five field testers a pp orited by Amiga 
format w* have machines verv soon ruj 
nerf month 



8 AMIGA FORMAT APRIL 199 1 





Mindscape's incredible portfolio of 
computer games goes from strength to 
strength. The accolades heaped on 
Captive justify its position as Overall 
Came of the Year 1990' and 'Adventure 
Came of the Year 1990'- both voted by 
the UK Computer Came Industry. 



going on to win the Tilt D'or in France. 
Amiga Format Magazine voted it 
Role-Playing Came of the Year. Captive is 
Ace rated 930, classified Zzop! S ; 
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ST. Captive will be released for the PC in 
April. 

Mlndscape International Ltd. The Coach 
w, Hooklands Estate, Scaynes HIM, 

17 /NO. Tel: 0444831 761. 



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Appeal for 
Edinburgh 
animation festival 
sponsorship 



CHUCK ROCK SLOBS OUT 



The annual Edinburgh Animation 
Festival in September shows off the 
work of Amiga animators to the pub- 
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MOONSHINE 
RACERS P15 

A platyable demo of a superb racing 
game coming soon from Millennium. 
Guide your station-wagon around the 
many obstacles and other cars - and 
don't knock down the police warning 
signs or Fat Sam the Sherrif will be on 
your tail in nothing flat! 

HYPERBOOK P16 
Gold Disk of California have spent 
many years perfecting this multimedia 
authoring system. Even if you've never 
wanted to design a storyboard or cre- 
ate an interactive encyclopaedia, this 
cut-down version will give you a taste 
of the multimedia concept. 

GRAPHICS DEMO PI 7 

Ever wondered how the graphics get 
into games? As part of our Graphics 
special issue, this very simple demon- 
stration written by Paul Overaa shows 
how. Get the full story of the code 
behind it on P117. 

TV ANIM P17 

Using Deluxe Paint III to create fancy 
animation effects has got to be dead 
difficult, eh? Wrong! MAFF EVANS tells 
you how easy it is on PI 20, and both 
the screen Parts with all the compo- 
nents and the full TV anim are included 
on the Coverdisk. 

GETTING 
STARTED 

Well, there are three different proce- 
dures for using this Coverdisk. To play 
Moonshine Racers, simply insert the 
Coverdisk into your computer and turn 
on. To see the graphics demo or get at 
the Hyperbook demo, you will need to 
use the Workbench disk supplied with 
your machine. To see the anim or the 
picture, you will need a copy of Deluxe 
Paint III or some other proprietary ani- 
mation creator/viewer. 



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Turn to Pl8 for details. 





Two excellent demos this month: the gaming fun's 
to be had piling down a country road im Moonshine 
Racers, while a taste off multimedia is offered by 
Hyperbook. PAT McDONALD has the instructions... 



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Moonshine Racers: all you have to do is guide your station wagon through the hectic traffic. 



The moonshine trade is full of pit- 
falls. You've spent weeks distilling 
the stuff in secret, then you have 
to get it to the customer - and 
that's what this game is all about. 

The object is simple enough 
to understand. You have to deliver 
a consignment of moonshine to 
Tucker's bar. To stop you from 
doing this there's plenty of other 
cars on the road, loads of obsta- 
cles and a vindictive Lawman 
called Fat Sam the Sherrif. Various 
CB messages from the characters 
are displayed on the screen as 
you progress. 

Running into anything dam- 
ages your vehicle and slows you 
down. At the top left of the screen 
is a temperature gauge - if this is 
getting close to the top then ifs 
wise to slow down and let your 



engine cool down a little. If it boils 
over you break down and have to 
start again. 

Running into police barriers 
across the road will start the 
Sherrif chasing after you in noth- 
ing flat. Evading him is very tricky 
indeed - usually you'll be off the 
road m no time at all. 

Should you survive to the end 
of the short course in the demo, 
the game will stop and a short 
message from the game's charac- 
ters will be delivered at the top 
right of the screen. 

The full game features 15 
courses that are much larger than 
the one in the demo, a garage 
section where you can upgrade 
your MOT failure of a station- 
wagon and the sound of more out- 
rageously fast Hillbilly music. 



GETTING GOING 

After you've switched on your 
machine and inserted the 
Coverdisk, Moonshine Racers will 
load straight away. It's a racing 
game with a few twists. First of all 
a gallery of the game's characters 
is displayed: if you've already seen 
this you can skip past it by press- 
ing the spacebar. 

To play the game itself you will 
need a joystick: it sounds silly to 
mention it here, but if I had a 
penny for every time... 

The controls are: push for- 
ward to accelerate; pull left and 
right to steer left and right. 
Switching between high and low 
gears is done by pressing the fire- 
button - there's a little icon at the 
bottom right of the screen which 
tells you what gear you're in. 



APRIL 1 99 1 AMIGA FORMAT 1 5 



COVERDISK 



HYPERBOOK (1 MEGABYTE NEEDED) 

GOLD DISK 



This demo contains over 90% of 
the full price product, and is prob- 
ably the most complex Coverdisk 
program to date. For a full review 
of the whole product, turn to 
PI 39. For those keen to go 
straight in, here goes... 

GETTING STARTED 

The Hyperbook demo will not run 
straight from the Coverdisk. To 
make it fit it has been crunched 
down by an extreme amount. First 
thing to do is decide where you 
want it to go - if you have a hard 
drive, fine, but if you haven't then 
start off by booting Workbench 
and formatting a floppy disk for 
the demo to go onto. The instuc- 
tions here assume you're installing 
on a floppy disk called Empty, but 
if you have a hard drive, replace 
references to the floppy's icon 
with you hard drive's (or a parti- 
tion's) icon. 

Next, insert the Coverdisk into 
any floppy drive. Once the drive 
light has gone out, double-click on 
the large Amiga Format disk icon. 
This will bring up a window of two 
more icons: the Arcade Demo and 
the HyperBook demo drawer. 
Double-click on the latter, take out 
the Coverdisk when the disk light 
goes out (users with two or more 
floppy drives will not have to do 
this) and insert your blank floppy. 

Click once on the Install-me 
icon - it's shaped just like a screw- 
driver and will highlight once 
selected. Press either shift key on 
the keyboard and keep it pressed 
while double-clicking on the blank 
floppy's icon - it will be shaped 
like a disk with the name Empty. 
Let go of the shift key. 

There now follows an incredi- 
ble amount of disk swapping, 
unless you either have three flop- 
pies or one hard drive. A change 
of disks will be needed every cou- 
ple of seconds or so at first - a 
small requester box will appear in 



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The Hyperbook demo opening screen. As you can see, where you 
need to click next is both made clear and totally up to you. 



the top left hand corner, telling 
you which disk to insert next 
(Workbench, the Coverdisk or your 
Empty disk). 

The decompression program 
is called Zoo, and it opens a win- 
dow in the middle of the screen. 
Once the process has been 
started, it's automatic - all you 
have to do is change disks. When 
you see the words "Zoo - 
extracted" start to appear, disk 
swaps become a little less fre- 
quent. Once it has finished, the 
window will close and you will be 
left where you began: except the 
Hyperbook demo is installed. 




At the end of the installation 
procedure, you need to click 
here. This Is the gadget for 
moving around a window with- 
out making it any bigger - at the 
moment, the Hyperbook demo 
Is out of sight, and the window 
needs to be scrolled down. 



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Now close the window marked 
HyperBook_Demo and the window 
marked Coverdisk_21 - to do this, 
you have to click on the little box 
at the top left-hand side of the win- 
dow. Doing this saves some pre- 
cious memory, and you won't be 
needing it anymore. 

Double-click on the disk icon 
marked Empty. This will open a 
window which apparently contains 
just a Trashcan icon. The 
Hyperbook demo is out of sight - 
see the picture on this page to 
see just where you should click to 
bring it into sight. 



Once you see the drawer marked 
HyperBook_Demo, double-click on 
it. This will open another window 
with two icons on it. You should 
double-click on the "Click me First" 
icon: this doesn't appear to do 
anything, but in fact it tells the 
demo where to find itself. 

Congratulations! You are now 
ready to run the demo itself. 
Double-click on the "HyperBook 
Demo" icon to start it - expect to 
wait about 30 seconds before you 
see the demo on the screen. 

EASY AS PIE 

What you see on the screen once 
the demo has loaded is a sample 
Hyperbook. This gives an introduc- 
tion to what the program can do, 
and explains many of its features. 

To navigate your way around 
this book, rather than turning the 
page you click with the mouse on 
a button which explains what you'll 
see when you click on it. Easy! 

This is the strength of 
Hypertext. Rather than going to an 
index for a cross reference or flip- 
ping through pages, you can click 
on an entry and go straight to it. A 
brilliant idea that you can only do 
on a computer. 

With this demo, you can alter 
the sample Hyperbook to a certain 
extent, and see how the creation 
process works. What you can't do 



EASY ACCESS 

To get to the five menus, you need to move the mouse pointer to the 
top of the screen and press the right mouse button. The reason for 
this is that that button is used for the actual editing onscreen: It 
brings up the action menu for each object when you're In edit mode. 
Here's a quick rundown of the menus: 



Installing the Hyperbook demo takes tii 

be sensible not to do it when you're In a hurry. 



patience, so it would 



PROJECT MENU: Most of these 
are pretty self-explanatory, the 
exceptions being Default, which 
is for getting the full program to 
start up the way you want it to, 
Tiny Window, which puts you 
back to Workbench but leaves 
Hyperbook running, and Empty 
Bin, which quickly gets rid of 
unwanted objects. 

PAGE MENU: These options usu- 
ally bring down a window for set- 
ting up a page. Options Include 
setting the number of colours, 
clicking Interlace mode on or off 
and the page effect • that Is, how 
the page first appears onto the 
screen. Note that the Load, Save 
and Merge Page functions have 
been disabled. 

COMMANDS: There are two sets 
of commands. The first group is 
for finding specific areas in the 
Hyperbook. Each object and 
page has a name (which Is usally 
set to Pagei or Object3, but can 



easily be changed). You can do 
fairly fuzzy searching - If you put 
in a search for "red", then "red", 
"Fred"' and even "Bored" would 
be found. Find again' will go 
from the present location using 
the same search pattern. 

The other set of commands 
is for looking at data outside the 
program. You can view text and 
graphics from different disks, 
and you can automatically run 
your favourite word processor or 
paint program. 

PREFERENCES: If you want to 
change the way that Hyperbook 
works, this is the place to look. 
You can do things like set a 
coordinate window up (displays 
exactly where the mouse pointer 
Is - useful for precise position- 
ing), use interlaced text, and so 
on. Most of these functions are 
either on or off. You also tell 
Hyperbook which word proces- 
sor or paint program to run when 
the relevant command is used. 



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Moving a little further into the demo, all the various functions are 
clearly explained In some detail. Do not be afraid to play around a 
little with any of the editing features - It's the best way to learn. 



is save any changes: but then. 
what do you expect in a demo? 
The Load, Save and Merge Page 
functions have been cut out to 
limit how far you can go. Finally 
the Arexx functions have been 
removed, due to the fact that you 
need Arexx to use them - it also 
made the demo smaller. 



CREATION 

All the parts of each Hyperbook 
page are called objects. There are 
five different types of object - 
notes which contain just text, lists 
which contain lists of different 
pieces of text, pictures which con- 
tain imported graphics, drawings 
(which are doodles made wrth 



At the top of the screen, you will notice a "toolbar" which contains a 
nunber of tools for finding your way around a "hyperbook" . Ordinarily, 
hyperbook pages will contain nessases like "Click hereto so to next 
page". However, you can read the pages of a hyperbook in any order you 
wish by using the navigation tools in the toolbar. The tools are! 



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Goto Next Page — 
Goto First Page — 
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Experiment with the 
different buttons (but 
leave the expand button 
alone; we will get to 
that on the next page). 
When you feel 
conf or table with the 
navigation tools, 
proceed to the next page 
using the "Goto Next 
Page" tool. 



Telling yo how to use the Hypertools Is a lob for a Hyperbook, This 
is the toolbox in simple, unexpended form - clicking on the button 
will cause the full set to appear. 



Hyperbook) and buttons, which 
when clicked on do something. 

If you're wondering how you 
actually get into the Hyperbook to 
change it. move the mouse to top 
left of the screen and press the 
right hand mouse button and 
menus will appear. These do the 
big tasks for the program. 



At the top right of the screen you 
will notice a set of five icons. The 
two rightmost of these will flick to 
the start and end pages. To the 
left of these are two more, for 
flicking forward and back a page. 
On the left-hand side is a button, 
which brings down a set of tools 
to do the actual changes. 



THERE ARE LIMITATIONS... 

You can run the Hyperbook demo program on an Amiga with 51 2K of 
memory, but the included sample Hyperbook will not load. Expect to 
see a small window appear with "Insult icient Memory" on It. You will 
then go straight into the Hyperbook program itself. You'll be able to 
have a bit of fun with it, but you won't be able to Import any graphics 
or text. The reason for this is that you'll need a memory expansion to 
use the full program anyway: who knows, the demo might just con- 
vince you to buy one. 

If you find that these help pages are a bit short on hard informa- 
tion, try to understand that the manual tor the full version occupies 
148 pages. The full review on P149 should help a lot, but try experi- 
menting as much as you can - you'll find lots more features that I've 
not even mentioned. 

One other problem everybody will encounter is that when trying 
to cut out a section of a graphic, you can't see the confirm (tick sym- 
bol). It's on the left hand side at the bottom of the screen, and is 
amazingly tricky to find. Sorry for the minor bug, but it doesn't hap- 
pen on the full version - honest! 



TV ANIMATION 

MAFF EVANS 



For the many readers lucky 
enough to own a copy of 
Deluxe Paint III, a special tuto- 
rial on P120 gives a run-down 
on creating animations. To 
use the files on the disk, you 
will first need to boot up with 
a copy of DPaint III. 

The idea is that with 
these basic parts, you can 
follow Matt s tutorial on Page 
120 to create your own ver- 
sion of the Deluxe Paint III 
animation and pick up a tew 
tips in the process. 

The picture Parts.lFF can be loaded into any paint package, though. 
The full animation is also included on the disk - if you have an animation 
viewer of your own. load in the file TV.anim and play it. 

Please note that neither of these files has an icon. They just won't 
appear on Workbench at all. Rest assured, though, that they are on the 
disk - the icons could not be included due to lack of space. 




CRAPHICS IN GAMES DEMO 



PAUL OVERAA 



If you are one of those new Amiga owners who 
wonders just what Is needed to program all of 
those flashy arcade games, then this might give 
you an idea. It's not a game, just a simple screen 
with a sprite on it - a sprite is a game character 
that can move over backgrounds without dis- 
turbing them. 

To run the demo, tirst boot up with your 
Workbench disk. Once it has finished loading 
and you have a screen with a couple of icons on 
it, insert the Coverdisk and double-click on its 
unmistakable icon. 

A large window will open, with both the 
Hyperbook demo and the game demo Icons on 
it. Double-click on the game demo icon - this is 
the one in the top left ot the screen. The demo will now run. 

To whizz the sprite around, simply move the joystick. To quit out of 
the demo, press the firebutton. Not the most Impressive thing you've 
ever seen, I'm sure you'll agree, but it shows quite nicely how graphics 




from a paint program are put into a game. If 
you're curious as to how much program was 
needed to create It, then put your Workbench 
disk back Into the disk drive, and open up a CLI 
or Shell window. Type: 

I : deit< . 

After you've put the Coverdisk back in the drive 
(an extra drive gets rid of all this swapping, you 
know) the program code will be displayed. Have 
a gawp - don't expect to understand it, just 
appreciate how much hard work and effort goes 
Into programming. To quit back to Workbench. 
press the ESC key. then the Q key and Return in 

sequence. If you're really intrigued - and you jolly well ought to be - read 

Paul Overaa's article on P117 to learn how it's done. 

For more advanced readers, the source code demo.c is in C and will 

give you an insight into the programming techniques Paul has used. 



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COVERDISK 



Using Your 
Coverdislt 



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1 . Always write-protect your disk. Move the tab so a hole is showing. 

2. Back the Coverdisk up if possible. Instructions are given below. 

3. Read the instructions when using the programs. 



USEFUL INFO 

The Coverdisk game, Moonshine Racers, is very easy to load 
- all you have to do is switch on your machine and insert the 
disk. For the other programs you will need to switch on your 
machine and insert the Workbench disk you got with your 
Amiga. Full instructions are given in the preceding text, and 
do remember that you will need a copy of Deluxe Painf HI to 
make the most of Maffs TV animation. 



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BACKING UP YOUR DISK 

n is important to make a backup of the Coverdisk as soon as 
possible Copying the disk may sound like a complicated task 
suitable for technooufts only, but it is surprisingly simple pro- 
vided you read the following instructions carefully: 

1. First, turn on your machine and load Workbench. Once 
the Workbench screen appears and the disk-drive light goes 
out, remove your Workbench disk and insert our Coverdisk. 

2. Next, click once on the Coverdisk icon and then press 
the right mousebutton and the Workbench menus will appear. 
Now, while keeping the right mouse-button depressed, move 
the mouse pointer over to the ■Workbench' heading and a 
menu will drop down. Move the mouse pointer over the 'dupli- 
cate' menu option and then press the left mouse-button. 



TOOL TYPES 




We duplicate over 100.000 disks 
every month. Out of all those, obvi- 
ously a few will be faulty, if the disk or 
any of the programs will not load or 
run property, there may be a problem. 
Don't panic! 

First try using the DISK-DOCTOR 
utility on your Workbench disk to 
rescue it before sending it oft tor a 
replacement. Full details of 
DiskDoctor can be found in the user's 
manual that came with your machine. 

However, if it transpires that your 
Coverdisk is faulty, you should send it 
back INCLUDING AN SAE for a free 
replacement within a month of the 
cover date to: 

Amiga Format 

April Disk 

TIB PLC 

TIB House 

11 Edward Street 

Bradford 

West Yorkshire B04 7BH 

Remember to Include that 
stamped, addressed envelope! 



For those curious as to how much free space was 
on the disk... Load Workbench and insert the 
Coverdisk. Click on It once and move the mouse 
pointer to the top left of the screen and press the 
right button and keep it pressed. Select Info and 
after a few disk swaps the above screen will dis- 
play. The minimum size for any file is two blocks, 
so the disk really is full to the brim. 



ISK PROBLEMS? 

If you have a problem with the disk - and you re sure the disk is in full working order - then you may need a 
little help. We cannot normally give out advice over the telephone - but if you are completely stuck, Pat 
McDonald may be able to deal with any problems you may encounter. Please remember that giving this sort 
of advice is extremely time-consuming and we are very busy people, so only call If you really nave to and do 
be considerate it we can't talk to you al that particular moment. It is generally better, it you have a problem, to 
tend it to us in writing stating the model of your machine and anything you've got attached to (or plugged 
inside) the computer. It will then be dealt with in the Workbench pages of the magazine Remember if your 
disk Is faulty send it to the address on this page, NOT to ua. We haven't got any stocks. 



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DiskCopy tool will be loaded and run. Now |ust follow the on- 
screen prompts and your Amiga Format Coverdisk will be 

We have done our best to check that 
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. , , . . the programs on the Amiga Format 

nation, insert your blank disk into the drive. 

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Further instructions are m the user s guide that comes 

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with your Amiga or in the Taking the first Steps article on 
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telephone queries on the software 

(see Disk Problems? box) and we do 
not accept liability for any conse- 
quences of using the programs on 
the disk. Be particularly careful with 
virus -checking programs: the disks 
may give a 'non-standard bootblock" 
message, but this does not mean you 
should install a new bootblock. The 
disk might no longer work if you do. 

COPYRIGHT 

Unless specifically stated, the pro- 
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remains with the author. Selling or 

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an artist? 



You know the Amiga's good at graphics. You want to 
have a go at that computer painting lark yourself. But 
where the heck do you start? 

Maybe you pick up a couple of magazines and the 
names of a few programs spin past your confused 
eyes. You flick through a few advertisements, only to 
discover that there are even more programs for sale 
and the prices vary immensely. How do you know 
which one to get? 

Perhaps, you think, it'd be a good idea to find out 
more about the programs on offer. You ask an expert. 



"Oh. yes, this is good," you're told, "it does transverse 
brush flip rotation and ditherered, graduated, tri- 
acetate elephant-gun fills." Technofear sets in. 

The answer, of course, is to read this simple guide 
to painting and animation on the Amiga. We'll tell you 
what the technical terms mean, what's unusual about 
computer graphics, which programs are the best to 
buy and which you should avoid. 

DAMIEN NOONAN is the director of operations 
and DAVE BURKE looks at the programs from a 
beginner's point of view. 



Getting to grips with the features.. 



This is a brief introduction to the terms used in computer paint- 
ing. Once you've read it, you can refer to it again: it will explain 
to you the features offered by the various programs. 



The screen display Is a grid composed of 
little blocks of colour* each of which is 
called a "pixel 1 (short for 'picture element'). 
The amount of pixels on the screen is 
called the 'resolution* - the more pixels 
there are, the "higher 1 the resolution. 

A higher resolution means that each 
pixel Is smaller, so you can get finer detail 
Into a picture. The Amiga has 4,096 preset 
possible colours programmed into its 
'palette', but it can normally only display 
32. Using higher resolutions often means 
using less colours. 



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Low-resolution: 320 by 256, that's a 
grid of 300 pixels along the top of the 
screen and 250 down the side. 

Medium resolution: 640 by 256 pix- 
els, but only 16 colours can be used. 

High resolution: 640 by 512 pixels 
and again only 16 colours are possi- 
ble when using this display mode. 



E Interlace: A cheat by which the 
Amiga flickers between two slightly 
offset images. This makes it look as if 
there is a higher resolution without limiting 
the number of colours. 

1^1 EHB: Stands for Extra Half Brfte 
I (American spelling). It's a cheat by 
which mn extra 32 shades of the origi- 
nal colours can be used, giving a total of 64 
colours. Can only be used in low resolution 
or interlace. 

HHAM: Stands for Hold and Modify. It's 
a cheat by which all 4,096 colours 
can be used on-screen at the same 
time. Instead of the colour of each pixel 
being defined individually, it works by 
defining the next pixel as being a certain 
distance away in the palette from the last 
It can't |ump too far, though, which 



leads to an effect called 'fringeing* • this 
shows up as a thin blur of red and green 
when you put a block of black on a white 
background, for example. 



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Overscan: this means your picture is 
actually bigger than the screen. It's 
useful for video effects. 



The tools are the features that allow you to 
paint and draw on the screen in a way you 
couldn't with paint and paper. All graphics 
programs have an 'Undo' tool, for instance, 
which allows you to take back the last 
thing you did if you went wrong. These are 
just some of the more important tools: 
most programs have many others or many 
variations on these ones. 



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Menu on/off: allows you to remove 
the bars with all the tools on, so you 
can see the whole of your picture. 



Abort: to cancel 
half-way through 
want to undo it. 



i drawing operation 
if you know you'll 



Airbrush: paints onto the screen with 
a spray effect. 




-| Shapes: most drawing packages help 
|U[ you to draw perfect circles, rectan- 
gles and ovals. 



Polygons: you will also be able to 
draw odd shapes that are joined up. 



B Rubber-banding: normally you would 
draw curves freehand, but this allows 
you to draw a line first and stretch it 
to curve it at will. 

r| Blends: allow you to blend one colour 
into another: also covers smears and 
ranges, which allow you to draw with 
a whole range of shades. 





Dithers: rather than having straight 
lines between two different colours, 
dithering dots pixels about a bit so 
the change of colour is smoother. 

Fill - area: fills all pixels of the same 
colour with the chosen colour. 

Fill - boundary: fills all the pixels, no 
matter what colour they are, until it 
reaches a certain colour. 

Perspective: lets you move things so 
they appear to be In perspective: in 
other words, getting smaller as they 
get more distant. 

Brush: A brush Is a tool that lets you 
pick up an area of the screen. Usually 
you can also choose not to pick up 
the beckground colour behind the brush. 

m Brush rotate: means you can rotate 



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your brush. 



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Brush resize: allows you to make 
brushes bigger and smaller. 

a Brush shear lets you twist the brush 
in weird ways. 



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Computer animation, like Walt Disney 
cartoons, works by moving a picture 
slightly from frame to frame to give 
mpression of action. 



Page-flipping: flips from one whole 
picture to the next slightly different 
one. this Is the standard form of ani- 
mation and the most common. 




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Brush: just one part of the screen 
can be animated while the back- 
ground remaions the same. 



EPath: you pick the object you want to 
move, decide where it should start 
and end up - the computer then 
works out the movement. 



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Deluxe Paint 




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This is without doubt the most popular and the most universally liked 
paint program the Amiga has to offer. Its features are second to none. 
except that It cannot use the 4096-colour HAM mode: it it did. there is 
good reason to think that no-one would buy any other paint program! 

Deluxe Paint is more or less the originator of the Idea of using 
brushes - parts of the screen picked up and moved - as foreground 
characters for animations. If you are going to start somewhere, this is 
the ideal place. 

Deluxe Paint is easy enough to be approachable, yet the more you 
explore the more you find - and you could keep exploring for years. 



Beginner's opinion 

"I started off by tinkering around wi 
gives you a good idea of what to do 
for doing things in great detail, but I 
to do smooth, realistic shades. Still, 
flash computer graphics type things 
and you are aware of a progression 
to find out what bits do. I feel happy 
and solid, sort of reliable. " 



th other people's pictures, which 
I think Deluxe Paint Is excellent 
actually found It a bit more tricky 
there seem to be a hell of a lot of 
you can do when you get going 
towards them: it encourages you 
with this one: it feels comfortable 



* * * * Photon Paint 




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This and DigiPaint (below) are the only real contenders in the market 
for HAM paint programs, ones capable of using the whole 4,096 
colours. You will often find that people who own Deluxe Paint for 
doing 32-colour stuff also have a copy of one of the two HAM pro- 
grams, there are a few particularly good reasons for having a HAM 
paint program: one is that it will allow you to use a much greater range 
of shades In your pictures, making them look more natural. Two other 
good ones are that colour video digitisers and 3D graphics programs 
often save their images in HAM. so it is handy to be able to mess 
around with those pictures. 

Conversely, it can be more difficult to paint using HAM because 
the huge amount of colours puts pressure on to do more realistic stuff. 
As a result, HAM painting concentrates on blends of colour and ranges 
of different shades. This makes it easy to do very fancy surreal pic- 
tures or to produce effects reminiscent of watercolour, chalk, charcoal 
or other kinds of real-world artistic media. Photon Paint also has ani- 
mation, although It's of a fairly primitive variety. 

Beginner's opinion. 

"I found that it was very easy to set up ranges of colour, very subtly 
shaded, to do the backgrounds. The feature that stood out was the 
Blend mode, which allows you to set up the directions (top to bottom, 
left to right) from which the colour appears when you paint. This was 
great for doing the sky and clouds In the aeroplane picture. Overall. I 
thought this program was very sensibly organised and a darn sight 



easier to use than I had been led to believe a HAM program might be: 
as well as being more solid, more reliable and quicker than I had been 
told. I rather liked it, particularly for the chalk-like qualtly you could 
get, and I actually enjoyed it more than Deluxe Paint." 




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MY PAINT is a simple 

im lo introduce I 
younger children to the 

delights of computer * 

painting. Tools include 
drawing thick or thin lines ' 
from a palette of 1 2 
:o4ours, fill, symmetrical 
drawing, palette cycle and 
m rainbow brush. It also 
has sound effects and pre- 
drawn images to be 
coloured in or revealed as a 'magic picture'. This is a great little 
program, highly recommended by Brian Larfcman's nippers! 

24 AMIGA FORMAT APRIL 1991 



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Whereas Photon Paint Is generally accepted 
to be the friendlier, more practical of the two 
HAM packages, DigiPaint Is packed with 
quirks. It misses out on a couple of what are 
generally accepted to be the most basic of 
computer drawing tools, Including an air- 
brush and fills. And yet at the same time it 
has a couple of extraordinarily powerful and 
imaginative ideas implemented in It. 

DigiPaint also has a deserved reputation 
for being quick - and It is definitely faster 
than Its rival. But It has enough oddnesses 
and clumsiness in the Interlace and in the 
operation to define it more as one for the keen 
expert than for the beginner. Photon Paint 2 
wins in measurements against the main yard- 
stick. Deluxe Paint. 




Beginner's opinion 

"The bit where you say what picture you want 
to load (it's called a file requester, Dave - Ed) 
is very awkward, laying out the information all 



over the place. I much preferred Photon 
Paint'n, which puts them In a straight stack 
and is very quick - better than Deluxe Paint's. 
The other odd thing about It, which takes 
some getting used to, is that the Blend effect 
operates all the time: so you can switch from 
transparent which you've been using to blend 
clouds in to what you think Is going to give a 
solid colour, only to find you have to set the 
blend effect to solid first. It s a bit weird. 

Still, when you get used to It It's just as 
good as Photon Paint and can do all the same 
stuff in actual tact, I preferred some of the 
results when they appeared on the screen. 
The only main hassle was actaully working 
out how to do it In the first place. It is just 
weird enough In use to make lite awkward." 



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This could be the next big thing. It is a new 
version of Photon Paint which has full anima- 
tion features very much like those of Deluxe 
Paint. I've not actually looked at this one in 
great detail myself, but It seems to be the way 
forward tor HAM animation. On the actual 
paint side it does not differ greatly from 
Photon Paint. While Its animation Is even 
more powerful than Deluxe Paint, this very 
power slows It down - HAM Images are much 
more difficult to mess around with In this 



way. For the majority of aspiring painters, 
sticking to the other two would be better 
advice, which is the only reason it did not get 
five stars: but this is highly recommended to 
the experienced. 

Beginner's opinion 

1 found this very much like Photon Paint, 
except for all the extra animation bits which 
have controls like a video recorder and were 
just too much for me to take in." 




Express Paint * * 



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It's rather an aged program now, and to tell 
the truth it shows. Nowadays the standards 
are set by Deluxe Paint, which has enough 
flexibility in its approach and its tools as well 
as enough accessibility to make it simple for 
beginners to get good results straight away. 
Express Paint starts off with an extremely 
confusing array of tools and really makes you 
work to get anywhere. It lacks many of the 
basic functions you might expect. Even 
though it boats a range of extremely original 
features which might otherwise give it some 
value - such as unlimited page size and the 
very clever ability to use text as a fill for 
shapes - it is too difficult to get pleasing 
effects from and I can't really recommend it, 
though you may pick it up quite cheaply. 



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Beginner s opinion 

I found ft Incredibly difficult to get anyhting 
out of this. In the end, I opted tor an impres- 
sionistic limited-colour approach, which 
works within its constraints. The lack of 
brush-moving facilities and any real ranging 
or dithering of fills made trying to do realistic 
stuff impossible. To be honest. I didn't enjoy 
it at all." 

A quick note: 

There is also another paint program written 
by the same author as this, published by the 
same people and so very similar that many 
people have been lost for a reason why both 
exist. It's called Sprite, it's quite widely avail- 
able and you may get it cheap. 



The REAL THINGS *erle» from 
ROB Studio* J* a *et of ready- 
made Defujf* Pmlnt 3 background* 
and Animation bru*he*. All the 
Imago* arc drawn by e»tabli*h*d 
arlUt* who aro apoclall*t* In their 
Mold* rather than computer graph- 
ics and tho Imago* aro drawn 
from tho natural world. So far 
throe sets mn available, covering 
Hortea, Bird* and Human*. It'* a 
iroat way lo Mart animating and 
the aupport offored by ROB 
Studio* I* excellent. 






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Older version* of several of 
Ihe top point program* are 
available, moil notably 

fluxe Pmlnt 1 and 2 and the 
original Photon Pmlnt. Tho lat- 
ler Is given away by several 
companies with fhalr digit!* 
•cs and I* still very useful, 
whlla Deluxe Paint 2 has 
boon In many of tho rocent 
Amiga 500 packs. If you have 
the older Deluxe Pmlnt It's 
worth getting It upgraded: 
ontact Electronic Arts on 
0753 49442 for details. 



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The Disney Animation Studio * * * * 




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This is a brand-new package and has yet to 
make its mark, but could do so in a big way. It 
Is very similar to Deluxe Paint for painting 
pictures, but its really aimed at animation 
and so It has a number of very nice features 
based on the traditional Disney techniques of 
hand-drawing. These Include an 'onion skin' 
eftect that allows you to see several frames 
that precede the one you're doing and a 
palette that changes from frame to frame, 
allowing many more colours in total in an 
animation than Deluxe Paint would. It also 



comes with a separate program for playing 
your animations back that you can distribute. 

Beginner's opinion: 

"It's fairly easy to use and simple, but you 
really have to be good at line drawing 
because that's how It works: you colour the 
pictures In afterwards. This makes it great for 
doing cartoons, but it's hard to see how I 
could have done the son of realistic' pictures 
you can in Deluxe Paint One for the cartoon- 
ists. I reckon." 




Aegis Images * * 

This is a very aged and creaky package: you'll 
probably only be able to buy it second-hand. 
We've heard that it now comes in a package 
called the Graphics Starter Kit which also 
includes a simple CAD (Computer Aided 
Design, a kind of technical drawing) program 
called Aegis Draw and an anmiatlon system 
called Aegis Animator. It was developed by 
the same firm that made Photon Paint years 
later and as such does actually share some of 
the simplicity and cleanliness of approach. 
The tools are limited but on the whole not too 
bad. For a beginner, it's a better option than 



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Express Paint in that the tools and interlace 
are more like those on the modern programs. 



so it has more potential to take you on to 
other things, but it is less powerful. 

Beginner's opinion: 

"I actually found this one quite enjoyable to 
use and I wish I'd had a bit more time to per- 
fect the picture I drew. The ma|or hassle with 
It Is that you can swap over to work on a sec- 
ond screen, but you don't seem to be able to 
pick an image up as a brush from the spare 
screen to use it on the first screen. It seems a 
bit daft. I'd reckon this would be a better start- 
ing point than Express Paint, too." 



Fantavision * * * 



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A strange but interesting anima- 
tion system which allows you to 
draw backgrounds and then 
define animated objects that 
move over the top. The interface 
and the tools are slightly deriva- 
tive of Deluxe Paint, but also 
allow you a range of moivng and 
selecting features that are more 
reminiscent of a structured eraw- 



ing package. It's certainly an 
interesting program and is well 
worth playing around with for 
anyone who Is keen on simple 
animations. It's not really a paint 
package, though, and I would not 
recommend it to beginners. 

Beginner s opinion: 

This one was a bit beyond me. 



I'm afraid. The drawing tools 
which allow you to select and 
change shapes you've already 
made are quite Interesting, but I 
was at a bit of a loss on where to 
start. In the end I opted to change 
one of the demo animations and 
put a moving thing ot my own in 
instead ol the big bird-like object 
that was there originally." 



Zoetrope * * * 



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Seldom will you see so many fea- 
tures in one place as In this 
package: but equally, seldom will 
you find them quite so difficult to 
understand. Zoetrope is essen- 
tially a complex and powerful 
animation package and it has all 
the standard drawing tools you 
might expect implemented in 
quite clever ways. But it has 



many faults too: the ways In 
which it operate can be a total 
mystery If you do not already 
understand animation. It's best 
left to the expert and is not one 
for the beginner to attempt. 

Beginner s opinion: 

I was quite flummoxed by this 
one, too. It seems fairly simple at 



first to do some of the obvious 
things with, but then you get 
hopelessly lost on something 
else. I did, however, discover a 
heap of neat little bits to It for 
messing around with the picture 
you've drawn. In the end I used 
thses to manipulate my picture 
from Express Paint to give quite 
an interesting effect." 




And there's more 



If you get at all keen on animation and wish to get more advanced, you 
may find, as you outgrow Deluxe Paint, that you want to play your anima- 
tion sequences In a stand-alone demo form, or you want to cut shorter 
animations together to make longer, more complex ones. 

In actual fact there are a great many utilities and prgrams around that 
will allow you to do just this. The theme amongst these packages is very 
much picked up from film and video, with the titles of the programs, the 
way their features are arranged and their descriptions and. in many 
cases, the features themselves, all defined by the video industry's meth- 
ods of working. Some knowledge of the lingo helps. 



Of all the packages here, perhaps the highest profile is enjoyed by 
Deluxe Video 3 (Electronic Arts. Silica £89.95) by virtue of being part of 
the Deluxe family of programs which started with Deluxe Paint This, like 
many ot the programs below, is essentially an animation sequencing sys- 
tem and It is now available in version 3, which was re teased a year ago. 
In the words of our Graphics Editor Brian Larkman: "H goes a long way 
towards providing the ideal interface for putting together sequences of 
animation. In combination with Deluxe Paint 3 it's the bast there Is." 

Ammagic (Oxxl-Aegis. Silica £79.95) is one of the more simple, giv- 
ing you the ability to load in IFF pictures and an ima ti ons and perform 
special effects on them. Above all. it is intended to enable you to create 
very long animations by splicing shorter ones together, and it also allows 
some editing ot the sequences, ft is now sups* coding Trie Director 
(below) in popularity. 

The Director (Right Answers. Amiga Centre Soo Ma mi £59.95) is a 
good deal oWer but similar in its effect and has been very popular with 



26 AMIGA FORMAT APRIL 1991 



GRAPHICS YOUR GUIDE 



Out 

of the 

Ordinary, 



This little part has been reserved to look at a couple of 
drawing and design programs that are essentially com- 
pletely different from the usual paint packages, but are 
worth a mention in any graphics round-up. 

Professional Draw 2 

Unique on the Amiga currently, 
this Is what is known as 8 
structured' program. The big 
difference with a structured 
system is that everything it 
draws Is stored mathematically 
as co-ordinates In much the 
same way as vector 3D games 
work. The clever thing about 
this Is that you can take a 
shape and blow It up to any 
size without all the little pixels 
becoming huge big pixels. 
Structured drawing is a very professional approach, typical of Macintosh pro- 
grams and very often used In conjunction with Desktop Publishing. Indeed, 
Professional Draw is manufactured by Gold Disk, the makers of the top DTP 
program Professional Page. 

Professional Draw itself is a good program, relatively sensible in its 
approach and easy to use. If you want to make line drawings with a sophisti- 
cated look for newsletters, fanzines, posters and the like, this is a very good 
way to do It. 

Recent news coming to our ears Is that Professional Draw may not be the 
only Amiga structured drawing program for much longer. New Horizons are 
working on a new one under the name of Design Works. More news soon. 




Comic Setter 
and Movie Setter 



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Continuing the Gold Disk 
theme, these two are design 
programs that share a name 
and a philosophy. In each case, 
they enable you to create a fin- 
ished product by using clip-art 
provided by the people who put 
the whole thing together in the 
first place. One of them Is 
intended to produce cartoons 
like comic-book pages and the 
other is for animations - I'll 
leave you to work out which 

does what! - but both have the same aim of fun without hassle. They're both 
quite enjoyable, although Comic Setter probably stands out as more unique. 




Image 



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want to do is to convert a HAM picture to a 32-colour picture 
There are a good many reasons for this: if you have a full- 
colour digitiser like the FrameGrabber or SuperPic. that 
produces HAM images, end you want to use them in Deluxe 
Paint, for instance; or If you have • HAM paint package like 
DigiPamt or Photon Paint and want to use a picture you re 
particularly pleased with in a Deluxe Paint 3 animation 

There is a way to do this: get hold of what s called an 
image processing program. As well as the ability to convert 
pictures from one Amiga graphics mode to another. these 
also provide lots of clever facilities for mucking around with 
your pictures in a very technical way and can be fun to try 
out. Particularly entertaining is the ability to randomly 
colourise pictures, which gives the same effect as photo- 
graphic posterislng and is shown In a couple of the 
Illustrations below. 

Very often these programs can alto be used as spe- 
cialised tools for use by programmers who want to 
manipulate the format of a picture for use in a program, and 
can save and load in different tile formats. 



(Progressive Peripherals) 

straightforward and 
le lo use. offering 
1 of its features on 
ssibie menus, and 
provides all the facilities 
you are likely to need with 
ordinary Amiga pictures. 



(Eagle Tree Software) 

i many of the same 
biiities. out is slightly 
lass techie In 
. In a field of highly 
specialised programs, this 
gives quite an accessible 




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impression. 

(Electronic Arts) 
ot only an image pro- 
Ling program but also 
RGB paint package in 

its own right As such. H 

has the power to deal with 

24-bit in 

and is very impressive. 



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method of use and a clean, 
modern interlace 



some animators. It is based on a text-only 'script' system and allows you 
to sychronise sounds in with the animations that you are organising. 

Page Flipper Plus FX (Mindware, Silica £119.95) is, as the name 
mighl suggest, a system for building animations from separate whole IFF 
screens, this is the latest version, which we haven't actually seen, but it 
now includes a range of special effects. 

Photon Video Cel Animator (Mlcrolllusions, Silica £99.95) is another 
animation-building system, as the name and the manufacturers mighl 
suggest, it Is part of a system built around Photon Paint, the whole of 
which was Intended to build into a professional-standard animation sys- 
tem. This particular package Is a kind of pencil-testing system, offering a 
small range of drawing tools along with the capacity to view the previous 
ten frames while you're working on the new one. The Idea Is that the 
small sketches can be tried out here then loaded into Photon Paint to be 
drawn up properly. It can store up to 80 frames of sketches on even a 
basic Amiga 500. 



Photon Video: Edit Decision List Processor (Microlllusions) and Photon 
Video: Transport Controller (Microlllusions. HB Marketing £175 plus VAT) 
make up the rest of the Photon Paint system. The EDLP is a utility used 
to check the way an animation has been organised, while the Transport 
"if will manipulate the recording controls of a professional video 
tor you to make frame-perfect videos. 

Simpittca (Artbeat Graphics. £1795) Is an extremely high-quality pro- 
fessional tool for doing similar work to the Transport Controller. It can 
control video recorders as well as allowing you to edit animations, the 
price is staggering, but it's really for professional use only and shows 
thai the Amiga is now mixing with the big boys. 

Finally. OigiMate (Mindware. HB Marketing £26 plus VAT) is a simple 
animation maker that can also change display modes or change anima- 
tions from one program to be suitable for another. It's really intended for 
use with DigiPaint, which has no animation, and as such can automati- 
cally provide transitions from one OlglPaint picture to another. 



APRIL 1991 AMIGA FORMAT 



YOUR GUIDE GRAPHICS 



Paint Package TVue Colour 



News 



Thrift are currently fhro« paint packages which are on sale in 
America but are nol. lor one reason or another, currently available in 
the UK Two ol these are actually quite old. The Graphics Studio 
(Accolade) and Chroma Paint (Designing Minds). 

The former is s simple, entry-level paint package that allows 32- 
colout and HAM painting. Accolade s Debbie Minardi expressed an 
interest, when we spoke to her, of finding a UK distributor. Chroma 
Paint is o quite sophisticated 64-colour paint program which makes 
use of the Amiga's EHB mode. We spoke to one of the programming 
team, who again expressed an Interest in seeing the program disrt- 

ibuted in the UK. 

The Graphics Workshop Is the only new package amongst these 
It's a 64-colour program which, according to an independent review in 
American magazine Amiga World, provides some stiff competition for 
Detune Paint, ft seems very likely that this new package will be avail- 
able this side ol the pond Aga*n, we have contacted the US 

manufactures and 
we will certainly be 
takimng a look at 
The Graphics 

Workshop soon, so 
keep an eye out 
fotr that. We may 
well also lake a 
look at the two 
older programs 

from America as 
well, to see It we in 

the UK are missing 
The Qrmphlca Studio from Accolade is one of Qu| Qn an ^ ni of 

three paint programs from America which 

may make mn appearance over here. 





paint on the way 

There has been much talk lately 
of 24-bit graphics cards for the 
Amiga, which will allow you to 
use and display pictures con- 
taining an almost unlimited 
number of colours from a 
palette of 16 million. So far. 
many 3D image generation 
packages will allow you to cre- 
ate pictures using 24-bit colour 
and image processing pro- 
grams like The Art Department j M% | ma g* was generated in 24-bit 
will allow you to mess around colour by Real 3D: but currently there Is 
with them to a degree: but there no paint program that will allow you to 
are no actual paint packages tinker with 16-million-colour pictures. 

that can handle 24-bit colour. 

Inevitably all that is set to change and much speculation has been made 
that 24-bit versions of Deluxe Paint or Photon Paint may be on the way. Of 
that there is no news, but we do know of at least two RGB paint programs 
that have already made an appearance In America and are now being pre- 
pared in new versions with the specific aim of covering 24-bit colour. 

Macro Paint from Lake Forest Logic is one of these. Their spokesperson 
John Boulee told Amiga Format that a new Version 1.1 of the program Is on 
the way and will be PAL compatible, so It will be appropriate for use on 
British Amigas. We're expecting to be able to look at a copy soon. 

Mega Paint from Pseudo Vision is a slightly dlfflerent kettle of worms. 
Like Macro Paint It received some criticism from the American press and Is 
now being reworked. It is, however, not to appear as a stand-alone product. 
Pseudo Vision's Jim Prudente tells us that the new version is to be a 24-bit 
real-time paint program, but will be available only as a bundle with hardware 
from an as-yet-unnamed American supplier. We'll keep an eye on It. 



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081 309 1 1 1 I 


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081 309 llll 


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Silica? 


081 309 11 1 I 


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Express Paint 
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Electronic Arts 


No supplier traced 
Silica 






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Broderbund 


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£99 95 


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081 309 11 1 I 


£3595 


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081 309 till 


£89 95 


Animagic 


Oxxi-Aegis 


Silica 


081 309 1 11 1 


£69.95 


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RGB Studios 


RGB Studios 


0825 81 2666 


£2495 


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Page Flipper 


Right Answers 


Silica 


081 309 llll 


£50 44 


Mindware 


Silica 


081 309 1111 


£105.00 


Photon Video CA 


Microlllusions 


Silica 


081 309 llll 


£89.95 


Photon Video TC 
DigiMate 


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Mindware 


HB Marketing 


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£175.00 


HB Marketing 


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£30.00 

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Simpatica 
Pro Draw 2 


Artbeat 


Artbeat 


0258 289387 
081 309 1111 


Gold Disk 


Silica 


Comic Setter 


Gold Disk 


Sifca 


081 309 1 1 11 


£44 95 


Movie Setter 


Gold Disk 


ACS 


031 557 4242 


£49 95 


My Paint 


Centaur 


ESP 


0702 600557 


£34 95 


Talking Animator 
Deluxe Photolab 
Art Dept 


JMH 


ESP 


0702 600557 


£34.95 


Electronic Arts 
ASDG 


Silica 
Silica 


081 309 Mil 


£62 95 


081 309 MM 


Ask 
£44.95 


Pixmate 


Prog Periph 


Silica 


081 309 MM 


Butcher 2 


Eagle Tree 


ACS 


031 557 4242 


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RAPHICS ARTISTS 




A Portrait of the Artist 1 








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Digitised images of the 
sea, carefully mixed 
with drawn objects 
and figures, provide a 
good contrast. Both 
techniques are distinc- 
tive, yet they work 
well together here. 




BEACH, CONTORTION, 
CONTORTION 1, ON THE ROCKS 
High resolution black-and-white 
scraperboard/woodcut effect using 
a white medium-sized brush onto 
black background, then finer black 
brushes to work up the detail. 




ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE 
The subtle sepia effect is achieved 
using a carefully constructed 
palette based on one Hue value. 



DPAINT TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS 

BLENDING COLOURS: To achieve the kind of interesting mot- 
tled' look that Martin uses, try this. Set the Range ol shades in 
the palette, then draw a solid block of colour using a colour thai 
is within your range of shades. Pick up a bit of the screen as a 
brush and select BLEND from the MODE menu. Now scnbWe" 
the brush over the rough picture to get your mottled effect 

SMOOTH EDGES: To get an ethereal, blurred effect pick up a 
solid block as a brush which is as large as the area you want to 
blur - draw it on the spare screen, pressing J on the keyboard 
to swap between the main screen and the spare. Select 
SMOOTH from the MODE menu and simply stamp the brush 
down on the picture (click the button once, and don't drag the 
mouse). Wait and watch while the area you covered becomes 
misty and blurred. 

CHARCOAL EFFECT: Draw with a bold brush In dark grey on a 
lighter grey background. Set the air-brush size quite small and 
select SMEAR from the mode menu. Scribble over the drawing, 
roughly following the edges of the shapes, to get your smeared 
charcoal effect. 



artm is a professional fine 
artist who uses an Amiga 
because of its flexibility 
and ability to mimic many of the con- 
ventional tools. 

"In my paint-on-paper work" says 
Martin, "I rely on overlaying often 
accidental effects, building up a sur- 
face, and the computer is very good 
at this. I begin sometimes with otgt- 
tised photographs or objects or 
simple free-hand drawings These are 
then worked up with the various tools 
available, particularly the brush facili- 
ties. I avoid the 'effects', smoothing 
etc, as much as possible I normally 
work in hi-res wnere The Imeg of Chip 
RAM is invaluable. oYoopwig back to 
lo-res for more oetaied work." 

Occasional he uses HAM mode 
but his preference «s Deluxe Paint III 
because of its restricted palette. This 
sort of self-imposed limitation is com- 
mon in traditional painting. Although 
ooJy 16 or 32 colours can be used in 
OPamt. these can be fine tuned to 
great effect. As Martin comments: 
'One of the most significant values of 
computer drawing is the possibility to 
alter colour values in a drawing which 
sometimes provides results one 
might not uncover on paper." 

A major problem for all artists 
using computers is output. The best 
colour printers are hugely expensive, 
especially for freelance artists on a 
limited budget. Martin Evans uses a 
HP PaintJet for small prints but finds 
that screenshots are very versatile. 
Nevertheless "...my interest is in 
having the computer picture accepted 
as the artwork itself." 



APRIL 1991 AMIGA FORMAT 




ARTISTS GRAPHICS 



A Portrait of the Artist 2 






Julie has used many types of 
medium including traditional 
painting, as well as film, video 
and now computer graphics. In fact 
she came to computers as a way of 
putting drawn images onto film or 
video. "I liked the mixture ... I used to 
do lots of collagmg, I was never a 
straight painter, never a strict video 
maker, I used to mix my mediums all 
the time. Computers became an ideal 
way of logging them all together, tike 
a compiler rather than an actual 
medium to create on." 

"Computers also let you work at 
a distance with other groups of peo- 
ple and have different effects ... you 
don't have to do everything at once ... 
it's a part of my life, if I see some- 
thing in the street I think 'ah, that will 
look good grabbed in' and I just go 



home and do it and I don't have to do 
anything with it at the time ... I can 
just catalogue things ... I collect 
things that I think might be handy but 
they don't have any order, then I just 
dive in and go for rt ... I go back and 
organise it afterwards and chuck 
away the stuff that was useless." 

"I have just started to work on 
paper again ... using a ColorPic I can 
draw and grab things ... I have 
started to put rougher, hand-drawn 
images in ... I have started to want 
that sort of quality back again ... the 
other day I did some lino prints and 
potato cuts to get a roughness 
grabbed in. I also like the jagged 
edges that computers leave ... the 
idea, the 'visual' is the thing you want 
... I only clean things up if I am going 
to show a piece of work as a print." 



ABOVE AND BELOW 
LEFT: TRIM TO FIT 
"The work is based on 
the beauty trap 
women place them- 
selves into, changing 
their bodies (by fair 
means or foul) In the 
search of perfection." 

ABOVE RIGHT: WE'RE 
GOING TO MAKE YOU 
A STAR 

During June and July 
1990 Julie Myers was 
'Animator In 
Residence* at the 
Museum of the Moving 
Image on London's 
South Bank. These 
images are stills from 
the animation she pro- 
duced there and 
should be viewed in 
that context. 




ABOVE: NELLGWYNN 
Produced at the National Gallery, 
London during December 1990. 





Most of Julie's work is animated in 
Deluxe Paint III but she doesn't think 
of this as animation, rather as "pic- 
tures with moving bits ... animation is 
something completely different ... a 
computer has a different aspect of 
movement with moving brushes ... it's 
a completely different art form, 
instead of imitating other artforms on 
a computer it should exist in a right 
on its own." 

Julie Myers will be working m 
Liverpool in the spring with Jackdaw, 
a new animation company. She will be 
running a series of Amiga workshops 
at Jackdaw and the end results will be 
shown as a video installation at a pub- 
lic site in Liverpool as part of Video 
Positive 91', Mersyside's international 
video festival. For more details see 
News in this issue. 




DPAINT TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS 

USING HAM IMAGES: In the Trim lo Fit images. Julie has used 
a HAM paint package in order lo retain much of the detail from 
the digitised images that she has squashed and stretched to 
create the women's bodies. However, it's always worth know- 
ing that you can process a HAM image into 32 colours or less 
using Pixmate. Deluxe Photolab or Butcher 2. Full details on 
these in the main Graphics round-up feature on Page 23. 

DISTORTING IMAGES: The easiest and most versatile way to 
distort a digitised image, as here, or any other shape, is to use 
the WRAP ON facility. Ptck the image up as a brush then click 
with the right-hand button on the FILL tool Click on FROM 
BRUSH, click on WRAP and hit OK. Click on the bottom right- 
hand comer of the FREEHAND ORAW tool (that's the one at 
top left of the toolooi) with the left button: now when you 
draw any shape you want, it will wrap the brush to It. 



34 AMIGA FORMAT APRIL 199 1 



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ARTISTS GRAPHIC 



A Portrait of the Artist 3 








ABOVE AND LEFT: 
HARRY 1-5 
One of Chris' most 
prominent cartoon 
characters is Harry, 
who stars in a series 
of cartoon strips with 
a purpose. Harry's 
unfortunate experi- 
ences give children 
who are about to suf- 
fer a trying experience 
in hospital some idea 
of what they will face. 

RIGHT: GREGPECK, 
BROADBEAN, 
WIFFLE, WINDSOR 
Chris* own original ere* 
ations ar* cartoon 
animals: currently, 
Wirfle the Mouses 
appearances in the 
Bucks Free Pre*s 
make him the 
youngest newspaper 
cartoonist in country. 





hns is nobbut a young *un at 
the age of 13, but his car- 
toon creations are already 
getting a wide airing in print. Chris 
started drawing at the age of eight 
and by the age of ten he had already 
had a one-man exhibition of his work 
shown at a Wycombe cinema during a 
film festival. In the last couple of 
years he has moved away from pen 
and paper and onto the Amiga. 

Chris works in Deluxe Paint in the 
simplest of styles, sketching out the 
cartoons with a thin black brush and 
then filling in the solid areas of colour 
with the fill tool. The only trouble with 
this method of working is that, like 
Chris, you have to be pretty good at 
drawing: the computer is used pretty 
much in the same way as pen and 
paper. Fine for them as can do it! 

Certainly Chris' talents have 
received some recognition: early last 
year he appeared on ITV's Rolf Hams' 
Cartoon Club, which led to him doing 
a regular newspaper cartoon strip 
called Wiffle the Mouse, making him 
the youngest published cartoonist in 



DPAINT TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS 

USING THE WHOLE SCREEN: Chris claims it's just laziness. 
but a few of his pictures show a little thing that beginners 
sometimes miss. If you press the function key F10 on the key- 
board the menu bars across the top and down the right-hand 
side of the screen disappear, allowing you to use that extra bit 
of the screen. 

SAVING: Another handy hint for beginners Is Ihe trick of sav- 
ing pictures to a fresh disk. You should never save pictures 
onto your Deluxe Paint disk Instead, go to the SAVE option on 
the PICTURE menu and a box will appear. Take your DPaint 
disk oul of the drive, put a blank disk in the drive and click 
where it says DFO: on the box on screen, This will now let you 
save onto the new disk. 



the country. More recently he was a 
runner-up in Blue Peter's Young 
Animator of the Year competition. 
"Chris has subsequently been placed 
in the top three young cartoonists In 
the country" says proud father Mike. 

Chris also puts his abilities to 
good use in the Harry Project, a 
series of cartoon strips starring an 
unfortunate type called Harry, whose 
misadventures take him through vari- 
ous nasty experiences in hospital. 
such as blood tests and stitches. 

Children's wards are sent a mas- 
ter copy of each Harry strip which 
they can give to the children, the idea 
being to inform the children about 
what they are going to face, cheering 
them up and taking much of the fear 
of the unknown out of the experience. 
The whole project has created much 
excitement in hospitals and received 
great support in the form of material 
aid from a number of companies. "I 
would like to thank everybody who 
helps and supports us/' says Mike, 
"the Harry Project wouldn't function 
without you." Anyone who is inter- 
ested m finding out more should 
phone Mike on 024 024 2559. 




36 AMIGA FORMAT APRIL 199 1 




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ARTISTS 




oger is a professional illus- 
trator and software writer. 
who has worked with the 
Amiga for a number of years produc- 
ing illustrations for promotional 
displays, exhibitions and games. 
Recently he has been designing pro- 
fessional CAD systems and working 
with Renderman on 386 and 486 
machines, but he is just in the throes 
of upgrading to a 3000-based sys- 
tem, so some even more dramatic 
images should be forthcoming. 

The images shown here were - in 
contrast - all produced on a basic 
A500 with one Meg using Deluxe 
Paint II and The Director (from The 
Right Answers Group). Mostly they 
were drawn free-hand in black-and- 
white, then the block colours added, 
and finally detail was added. As Roger 
says of his work: 

"Usually I zoom in onto a section 
once it has got the basic colours on 
then develop up the detail m that area 
then zoom out again and keep adding 
layer on layer so that it builds up an 
image with lots of layers ... so you 
are viewing through the top layer 
right down to the bottom one. I use 
smoothing and blending on some sec- 
tions and more recently I have been 
working with reflection and even more 
realism with digitising." 

Having used sophisticated 'indus- 
trial' CAD systems like MicroStation 
Integraph with Renderman and other 
very powerful customised 3D mod- 
elling running under version 4 of 



A Portrait of the Artist 4 




Integraph over networks, Roger still 
sees some really interesting possibili- 
ties on the Amiga with the 3000 
series, especially when Renderman 
is implemented. 




Roger Brittaln's style 
It reminiscent of medi- 
aeval tapestries, not 
an uncommon style for 
adventure game graph- 
ics in particular. The 
consistent 'woven 1 
texture Is achieved by 
working repeatedly 
over each area while 
zoomed in. 




CAN YOU DO BETTER? 

You've seen what some of the artists working on an Amiga 
can do: now show us what you're capable of! We're keen on 
hearing not only from professional or trained artists, but also 
from beginners or keen enthusiasts who would like to show 
off their best efforts and maybe gain some helpful advice from 
our Graphics Editor, Brian Larkman. Send a disk with your 
work on or a print: I'm afraid we can't return any. but disks are 
dirt cheap nowadays, aren't they? The address ft: 
Graphics Entries, Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street. Bath, 
Avon. BA1 2BW 



DPAINT TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS 

OUTLINE: The Outline method is a good way of creating rounded objects or 
a glowing effect. Create a range of shades and draw a few lines in the palest 
colour. Now pick the lines up as a brush and step down through the shades, 
selecting OUTLINE from the EDGE option in the BRUSH menu. You should 
see a build-up of shades around the lines to give them a thicker quality. 



MERGE: If you want to create a picture with a border, draw your picture as 
normal and draw a broad frame around the sides in an unused colour. Now 
switch to the spare page and draw your border effects around the edges of 
the screen. You don't need to worry about whether your scrlbbllngs reach 
nearer the middle than the frame you've drawn. Go back to the main screen 
and select the frame colour as your background colour. Now select MERGE 
IN BACK from the SPARE option in the PICTURE menu. The border effects 
will now merge in from the spare page to surround your picture. 







This is Maffs attempt at creating a Deluxe Paint master- 
piece: It's a frame from an animation. Can you do better? 



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The Spring has sprung, the grass has grown, I wonder where those games things 
have gone? TRENTON WEBB checks out what the games are that should 

begin to bloom come this spring time. 







Palace / Pure Fiction ETA - April 1991 





This Demoinak chap isn't the sort of person one 
would invite around to meet Mummsy. First, he 
claims to be evil incarnate, and then - just in 
case someone disputes the point - kills a tew 
thousand virgins to prove it. Demomak. the 
game, sets you the task of stopping this 
unsavoury fellow. 

A team of Superheroes - Doc Cortex. 
Johnny Sinus. Madlok, Sondra and Flame - are 
sent off to the ice planet, known lovingly as 
Freezeyassov. to stop him. 

The game contains a subtle blend of text 
adventure and simulated reality, a style that will 
be pioneered by Palace's new label Pure Fiction. 



This system allows for the complete game world 
to be simulated with over 50 independent inter- 
active characters. These carry on about their 
business, until you decide to drop in and take 
over. You can call on any character at anytime, 
while the worid carries on. but their altered 
actions may have repercussions for the other 
'intelligent* characters. 

The concept and off-beat plot for the game 
carry a weighty pedigree too. as it comes from 
the imagination of Alan Grant. He's best known 
for bringing the likes of Batman. Judge Dredd 
and Strontium Dog comics to the world in his 
writing capacrty. 



MEGALOMANIA 



■ Mirrorsott ETA - Early 1991 

Everybody wants to rule the world, fair enough, 
but do you want to totally control everything 




including evolution itsetf? Mega^o-Maniacs will, 
when they are given free run of a whole world, 
its people and time zones. This means that 
cavemen could end up piloting Spitfires and 
Roman centurions fighting nuclear weapons! 

Backing up the graphics is over 
1 Meg of digitised speech recorded by Richard 
Joseph - one of the foremost computer sound 
technicians in the biz. Whafs more the code is 
being put together by Sensible Software of 
Wizball, Micro Prose Soccer, 3D Tennis fame. 

MLM will be challenging, fighting the forces 
of nature, plus three computer opponents too! 
Alliances and treaties will be feasible, but at the 
end of the day, there can be only one! 



SHADOW DANCER 

■ US Gold ETA • Lmf March 1991 



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And tte years "best of breed" winner m the Nmja 
Psycho Hound class is Snadovt Dancer. Unlike 
any other mutt n the compeutwn, he wasn't fed 
on Chum but raw cnm'. Converted from the 
Sega arcade, this is an eat-em-up sort of beat- 
em-up. with the canine rMnja pooch leaping m to 
savage any foes his nmja master can't handle. 
The plot involves a corrupt city, a band of evil 
terrorists and the one lone good guy out to save 
the day, but who needs excuses when the 
punching action is top notch. And it promises to 
be because both human martial artist and canine 
fang specialists can attack simultaneously! 

ALCATRAZ 

■ Infogrmma* ETA - Late March 




Alcatraz, the semi-sequel to Hostages, has been 
re-formulated and is set to be released shortly. 
It tells the tale of a crack 'SAS style' unit going 
in to bust drug kingpin Miguel Tardiez. He's 
banged up in Alcatraz of all places and the boys 
in black have to undergo a six stage, multi-style, 
infiltration mission. It has some interesting 
gameplay points including interactive sound 
effects, ie the more noise they make on the 
stealth sections the harder the game becomes. 
The shooting starts this March. 



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APRIL 199 1 AMIGA FORMAT 45 





■ Micro 
May 1991 





One of Micro Prose's first smash sims was F-J5 
Strike Eagle, based not surprisingly on the plane 
of that name. Well the Prose peeps have come 
a long way since then, and all the time they've 
been storing up ideas for a sequel. Now, a 
totally new game is on the way, boasting a 
whole new bag of tricks. 

F-l 5 // will feature no less than six different 
theatres of war, from Vietnam through to the 
Northern Cape. The emphasis of the game, 
unlike Stealth Fighter, is on combat. The strat- 
egy is secondary to Sidewinders and Amraams 
as the shooting starts. It also has the latest 3D 
flight routines, so it should be one of - if not the 
- fastest ever flying games to take off on an 
Amiga. Packaged with the regular Micro Prose 
gloss - ie a vast range of missions, and diffn 
culty settings - you don't even have to land if 
you don't want to, the game will do it for you! 

SUPER CARS II 

■ Gremlin Graphics 
ETA -April 1991 





Love or hate 'em F you've just got to carry on 
playing. That's the strange power of overhead 
race games. One of the best ever in this style 
was Supercars {AFB 86%) and now the super- 
charged sequel Supercars II is in the final stages 
of readiness. 

Created by the authors of Lotus Esprit 
Turbo Challenge. Supercars ll really promises to 
deliver. 10 different cars are going head-tohead 
over 20 cunning courses crammed full of 
banked curves, hills, tunnels, crossover roads, 
ramps, chicanes and vehicle obscuring bridges. 
Whafs more the landscapes will range from 
sand to snow, while the tracks will be covered in 
oil, water, gravel, ice and occasionally tarmac. 
All the usual power-ups should make an appear- 
ance too, as will bonus cash screens and the 
option to flog any extras you've picked up but 
don't want. 



ROBOZONE 

■ Mirrorsoft ETA - TBA 




New York gets the short end of the futuristic 
stick yet again in Robozone. a new sideways 
blast from Image Works. NY has fallen into pol- 
luted decay, the only decent folks live in boats 
floating out in the bay. Wolverine robot sentries 
were posted to keep the low life from enjoying 
the high We, but now the nasties have worked 
out how to kill the tin coppers. You control the 
last Wolverine in the city and the bad guys have 
to be stopped, with firepower. 

A sideways-scrolling shootout. the 
Wolverine has to nip around the subway system, 
up onto the streets and find the furnace where 
his metal mates are being melted down. Save 
the last Wolverine and the city of New York! A tall 
order even for Weetabtx eaters. 

SKULL AND 
CROSSBONES 

Domark ETA - TBA 




Yo, ho. ho, and the like. Next from the 
Domark/Tengen cotn-op stable is Skull and 
Crossbones, a pirate slash-em-up epic. Saving 
damsels, killing medusas and battling the evil 
Arch mage, ifs more in the Flynn mode than 
Captain Pugwash. S and C is a two-player 
arcade conversion set on the high seas, with 
yourself on the trail of fights, food, drink, and 
revenge (not necessarily in that order!). So stock 
up on trie bottles of rum. get your ates pieced 
and parrots at the ready. Roger is on the horizon 
and he's looking rather jotty. 





Mirrorsoft 
- Spring 1 99 1 




By day he's an angelic baby, but at night he 
becomes Brat in a strange and twisted dream 
world. No longer a kid, when in dream-land Brat 
is a streetwise hombre with a bad attitude, who 
wanders about the place looking for trouble. 

Unfortunately, being a baby he hasn't got a 
clue where he is or how to get back. You must 
take control and guide the little devil through 
Toy Town, the Park and Space crty. The kid 
boasts a huge game map. masses of weird and 
wonderful things to collect plus what is being 
termed a 'unique control system'. The Format 
reviewing team will be standing around going 
"cooo, didums. gaga" later this year. 



PREVIEWS UPDATE 

The best laid plans of mice and men 
often go awry, so to keep you in touch 
with whafs happening on the develop- 
ment front, as we go to press, here's 
what is on its way. 
FULL CONTACT 

Team 17. Still tweaking and testing. 
ETA mid-March. 
NEVER ENDING STORY II 
Linel. No fixed release date. ETA prob- 
ably summer 1991. 
CYBER CON III 

US Gold. Code written, graphics fin- 
ished, gameplay in for fine tuning. ETA 
Mid-mar. 
HERO QUEST 

Gremlin Graphics. ETA Easter time 
as scheduled. 

COHORT FIGHTING FOR ROM! 
Impressions. Final stages of testing. 
ETA ASAP. 




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Rainbird - ETA April 




Train spotters have enjoyed a bad rep' for 
years, and their 'Pac-a-Mac' brush has tainted 
everything associated with locomotion. This 
means any game which is about building a 
Victorian railway empire sounds terminally 
flawed in the interest zone. How wrong this 
assumption is onry becomes apparent when you 
realise Railroad Tycoon is a backstabbmg, 
money grabbing, insider dealing, empire building 
race to rags or riches! 

Tycoon lets you play a wheeling, dealing, 
19th Century entrepreneur with big ideas. He 
has a plan to build a railroad between all the 
really wealthy places, before anyone else does, 
and at the same time earning great wads of 
cash and retiring. 

In your way stand a number of small prob- 
lemettes. Firstly you have to convince other 
people to invest in your scheme, then keep the 
railroad running at a profit, while expanding and 
buying land for future routes. There are also 
some rather famous railway building comp- 
etitors who are set on exactly the same course 
as you, These have to be out manoeuvred on 
both the stock exchange and on the level 
crossing front. 

The most important part of the game 
though, is getting goods and passengers to the 
station on time. Now this is not the hr>bum sort 
of job it sounds, because the network spreads 
you have an increasing number of engines all 
doing different jobs. They all have to be con- 
stantly monitored which makes for a huge 
logistical puzzle as you switch loads and signals 



for them all. Throwing a spanner *> the works 
are the special deliveries which carry a heavy 
bounty for the network which gets the goods 
there first, throwing the regular timetables right 
out of the window. 

In concept Tycoon is Stm City with wheels 
on! Placing limited resources on a game map, 
fostering them, hoping they'll pay dividends 
later. Natural disasters can wreck careful plans 
and bridges and rolling stock can wear out. 
Where the big difference lies however is the 
competition, who seek to do you down. At least 
you can now blame other guys for failing rather 
than bad luck or incompetence! 

Railroad Tycoon was a massive hit on the 
PC, because of its powerful habit forming ten- 
dencies. However, the game is not alt remote 
strategy. The routes are built 'iconised' graphics 
and are full to the brim with Micro Prose style 
intermediate screens - showing for example 
bndge building or financial reports. 

The Amiga version will be as powerful as its 
PC cousin gameplaywise because the logic and 
design have been perfectly copied, but the 
sound and graphics have been improved too. 
Watch out for Tycoon, when it pulls into the 
review station next month, if you get on board 
you may never want to get off! 




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Railroad Tycoon can be played in four differ- 
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own strange attributes and natural disasters. 
You can go wealth hunting in 1830 North 
Eastern America, 1866 Western North 
America, 1828 England or 1900 Central 
Europe. The time differences mean that there 
are different engines available. 

The aim is still the same though; to make 
money! Railway Tycoon is never won in the 
traditional sense, you simply retire when 
you've done as well as possible, then depend- 
ing on the cash you've pulled in allots a job 
for your twilight years. Play badly and you're 
an Arctic explorer, play well and you could 
make Prime Minister! 







APRIL 1 99 1 AMIGA FORMAT 49 




Developers - Vivid linage. Publisher - Image Works. ETA Mid-Summe 



Nmjas have had their way for quite a while. 
Now, Vivid Image are working on an 
arcade action epic, starring a new kind of hero: 
the First Samurai. Work began on the project 
last summer and will be complete this July. It's 
already looking sharp and with nearly five 
months of tweaking time before its launch First 
Samurai has the makings of a real biggie. 
Format were so impressed with the early demo 
that we nipped off to Watford for a closer look. 

THE PLOT 

First Samurai is a tale of revenge. A demon king 
has slain your Sensi before he could teach you 
anything useful. Angered at the killing, and 
mrffed at the termination of your apprenticeship, 
the First Samurai sets out on the vengeance 
trail. The demon king has fled into the future, 




The white blocks seen on screen show where the 
Samurai can stand, the thin lines show platforms 
he can jump on. After the level has been drawn 
this info is overlaid using an editor system. The 
numbers represent the various block's attributes. 

where people have forgotten the ancient magic 
that may restrain him. Learning a time travel 
spell from the witch-doctor Sami' sets off in hot 



pursuit and the fun begins in a futuristic, post- 
holocaust, Japan. The adventure is a homogerv 
isation of the best that arcades have to offer. 

THE GRAPHICS 

The First Samurai fights in three ways. This 
demands good animation which melds all three 
styles together, so they flow from the joystick to 
screen. Sami' achieves a vast amount of ani- 
mated moves because he's not actually a single 
sprite but a collection of different heads, bodies 
and limbs. Thus, from a few frames of anima- 
tion, a great variety is possible. 

These frames double as the basis for many 
of the man-sized foes, so economy is achieved 
while maintaining maximum effect. The action 
seen is against a beautifully drawn landscape, 
that mimics 3D by layering the 2D platform 
world, giving designers the chance to hide cru- 
cial gameplay objects in semi-obscured places. 

THE SOUND 

First Samurai is full of cracking sounds (literally!) 
but it is the incidental effects, initiated by a 
player's actions, that are most memorable. 
Each sword stroke is accompanied by a violin 
riff' and collecting a special weapon instigates a 
choir's sampled 'hallelujah'. It started as a 
humorous experiment, but now VI plan a soni- 
cally excessive one Meg version, crammed with 
orchestral effects! 

THE GAMEPLAY 

First Samurai is no beat-em-up. It has battling 
sections where sword speed means survival, 
but it has multiple styles of play - including a 
train surfing sub-section. 

Sami' has two sources of power, physical 
and magical. Physical power is your life meter, 
while mystical power has three different uses. 



The Samurai Construction Kit. 




First Samurai is a smooth moving dude. Alt the 
body components (seen above) are first drawn 
in DPaint III then given to the programmer, 
who then animates him. All the frames are 
loaded into memory and then certain joystick 



commands initiate the correct selection and 
display Using different sprites for the various 
parts of the body allows the widest range of 
moves with the fewest frames, as the same 
frame can be used in drfferent animations. 






Firstly, it can be converted into a magical 
sword, which is obviously useful. Secondly, if 
the physical power starts to wane, the sword 
can be traded off for extra physical energy. 

Mystical energy will also be useful, as it can 
be employed to buy a better re-start point. If 
Sami' stumbles over a 're-start pot' he can 
invest power in it. Then, if he dies the game 
begins from that point. This reinforces the 
strategic power-mystic energy. 

First Samurai is also a cunning platform 
game requiring exploration and lateral thinking. 
The survivable path may not always be obvious. 
The way could involve a hidden platform or 
secret caves and the appearance of special 
weapons forces continual map research but only 
when enough magic has been collected. 



TECHNICALLY SPEAKING 

Concept and design - Vivid Image 
Additional design - Raffaele Cecco 
Nick Steadman. Dokk. Teoman Irmak. 
Amiga coding - Raffaele Cecco 
Graphics utilrties - John Twiddy and 
Mev Dink. 

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Dock, descend Activate pod. 

and ascend When docked it 

controls. Click also allows 

one then access to the 

advance time, shuttle bay. 



The mineral wealth ot 
each planet is shown, 
as each seam is 
mined. The rigs then 
prospect for more. 



The number of rigs 
operating is shown 
here. The maxi- 
mum number per 
planet is eight. 






54 AMIGA FORMAT APRIL 1 99 1 



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A thousand years have 
passed and still a hundred 
different rumours persist. 
Was there ever a moonbase? Did 
man once span the system or is it 
a myth? The seven(teen) generation 
itch has smitten the citizens of 
Earth City; now they 
must explore. 

Legend has it that 
Earth City was a mere 
'colony' reinstated on 
the Earth after some 
catastrophe killed the 
planet! Now, after 
years of training and 
research, Earth City 
can solve the riddle. A 
monumental commu- 
nity effort will be 
needed to organise this 
space quest, not only for moon- 
base, but for the exotic minerals 
that will fuel the conquest of space. 

Tinker, tailor, 
soldier, pilot- 
First and foremost people have to 
be trained so they can build, 
research and fly the craft from 
Earth. Drafted in small batches 
they can be assigned a skill: 
mariner, scientist or artisan. If a 
job needs to be done, then one of 
the three 'classes' will eventually 
gain the skills. Obviously, a punter 
pulled straight from Earth City's 
streets can't build a star-ship, they 
need to construct simpler devices 
to grow in competence. 

The ability to design the kit 
isn't God-given either. Research 
teams start with simple plans for a 
mining derrick - to the Earth's 
resources - and a rough plan for 
orbital factories. Assigning them to 
research the orbital dream, whilst 
Production build derricks, which 
gets two tasks running simultane- 
ously. When shuttle craft have 
been built, pilots are made orbit-to- 




Earth ferrymen, which earns them 
the skill to fly the Interplanetary 
Operation Ships (I0S) that Produc- 
tion will build, as soon as Research 
have finished designing them. 

This is where Deuteros' time 
system makes its play. Time only 
advances when you click 
the clock icon. This 
means you can visit as 
many locations as you 
own, giving different 
orders to individuals, 
then with one click for- 
ward in time the jobs 
are undertaken simul- 
taneously. There is a 
possibility of having 
16 different orbital 
factories, and the time 
system means multi- 
tasking orders is possible, as is 
maximising your resources. 

As your knowledge grows, so 
does the ability to roam the solar 
system. Ensuring each orbital fac- 
tory has the right people, following 
the right instructions, with the right 
machines is the first challenge. A 
mental dexterity test, Deuteros 
forces players to develop a heavy 
save game habit - just in case. It is 
beautifully judged in the pace 
department though, and just as a 
job threatens to become a chore, 
up pops Research who say they've 
plans for a whizy piece of kit that 
will do it automatically. 

Novel Ideal 

Deuteros plays like a well written 
novel. Everyone of your minions 
has a name, and as they spread 
across the sky, they develop a his- 
tory. Outrageous behaviour results, 
such as sending pilots wandering 
simply so they log the necessary 
hours to become an Admiral. 

Along the route are real 

shocks; jolting surprises that no 

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THE PREQUEL 




Millennium 2.2 - A space 
empire game that was set in 
the year of the title. 2.2 
posed players the task of 
avoiding mankind's extinc- 
tion. Watching from a 
moonbase workstation, the 
last terrans saw a huge 
meteorite destroy Earth. It 
erased all traces of civilisa- 
tion, save that of the Lunar 



Base. Through a marshalling 
of resources, they had to 
build outwards, scavenging 
for raw materials across the 
solar system. 

This brought man into 
conflict with other beings, 
and war followed. The chal- 
lenge was survival, the 
testing ground was the vac- 
uum of space. 



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Minerals are the key to success in Deuteros, without them noth- 
ing can be built and your empire will grind to a halt. Certain 
devices however, require exotic materials not readily found on 
Earth, so other planets must be exploited. Using the deposit 
scanner you can work out which planets hold which minerals. 
It's up to you to build the orbital factory, get the shuttle route 
established and place the rigs on the surface-mining goodies. 



Taking the training initiative. By cramming 
people into these lifts and waiting for a 
while until they all come out as apprentices, 
scientists, artisans and marines. 



Ah, the glory of the void. Looking out from an 
IOS ship onto the Moon's orbital factory, 
makes you feel kind of humble. Well, not that 
humble, there's another 14 bases to build! 



Keeping tabs on who Is where and what jobs 
they are qualified to do Is tough. So using 
the stocktaker you can examine your human 
resources. Good man management is vital. 






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1 Advance time: 

Click to start advance, click 
again to stop. 

2 Stocktaker: 

This lets you know quickly 
what's where and how much of 
it is available. 

3 Planet Surveyor: 

Lets you examine individual 
planets with regards to their 
mineral deposits. 

4 Disk Ops: 

Load, save and be merry. 

5 Earth City: 

Click here at anytime to 
return to Earth City. 

6 Return to 
Master Screen: 

Click here on any screen to 
return to Master screen from 
any screen in the game. 



Master Control Screen 




Orbital Factories 

Placing the cursor over this shows you its name, click on it to 
access factory. Red lights show it is building something. 



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i Orbital factory. 



IOS scanning 
asteroids. 

IOS en route. 
IOS Mining 




IOS in orbit. 



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Time 

Click to advance time by one, 
useful for fine time adjust- 
ments in tricky situations. 



Ships 

This shows the current activity of any IOS (Interplanetary 
Operation Ships). Hold the cursor over it to find the name and 
position, click on it to enter the bridge. One IOS docked. 



amount of planning can prepare 
you for. To supplement this horror 
factor are teasers; equipment that 
requires exotic minerals to build. 
These force an immediate change 
of plan, as you chase the new 
materials, in order for the new 
machine to be built, so that you 
can find out exactly what it does. 

The nature of Deuteros means 
few plot details are given away, 
otherwise the anticipation and ter- 
ror of exploring strange new 
worlds, boldly going where no man 
has gone before (or have they?), 
will not have the full effect. The 
challenge is huge and the plot 
twists are totally unpredictable. 
This taints any feelings of success, 



when everything starts coming 
together, with an acute fear of the 
unknown. The smug feeling of com- 
petence when easily manipulating 
machines that were once unwieldy, 
balances this tension and inc- 
reases the enjoyment quota. 

Try or die 

Deuteros is a learning experience, 
and those who want instant fire- 
works need not apply. Just enough 
information is given throughout to 
reward those players brave enough 
to experiment. Try or die, is the 
Deuteros motto. 

Strategy games need to 
employ more than the Amiga's pro- 
cessing power to be great, they 



must use graphics and sound too. 
Deuteros wins through here. Each 
screen comprises of both easily 
accessed icons and a theme set- 
ting picture, backed up with a 
particular sound effect. Animated 
sequences become more frequent 
and make certain situations real 
knife-edge affairs, no matter how 
often they occur. 

Deuteros is a massive project. 
Its character is supplemented with 
both idiosyncrasies and superflu- 
ous touches - the light switch in 
Earth City training actually works! It 
challenges, bemuses and rewards 
in equal portions. What starts as 
tentative exploration grows into a 
personal crusade to colonise the 



stars; it simply demands to be 
played to completion. Very few 
strategy games are actually excit- 
ing but Deuteros is gripping. It 
looks good, sounds great and 
plays like a dream. 

The plot slowly unfolds as a 
test of nerve, judgment and intu- 
ition. As your empire grows so 
does the game, embroiling you in a 
struggle for survival and galactic 
dominance. Deuteros is, as they 
say, the business. Try it if 
you dare. Trenton Webb 





An awesomely 
playable space empire 
strategy game. 
Well paced, with some 
real shocks. 
Easily accessed icons, 
atmospheric graphic 
backdrops and moody 
sound effects. 
Gripping plot with just 
the right amount of 
tension, confusion 
and reward. 
Staggering stuff! A 
thousand years better 
than 2.2! 



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Blasting off into the darkness of space. The opening sequence teases the imagination as to what lies out 
in space. Does the Moonbise still exist? Is mankind alone In the universe? If not, will these others species 
be friends or foes? There's only way to find out, and it ain't going to be easy, but it will certainly be fun! 



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artificial intelligence, your opponents react 
to your actions and interact with 
the environment. 

Perhaps guile will achieve more than brute 
strength! Your cunning, as well as skill 
with the fearsome array of weapons at 
your disposal/ are needed eq u ally to 
overcome the enemy... 



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onaco means sun, sea, 
expensive yachts and for 
one day a year, cars. Not 
your ordinary, average Porsche or 
Ferrari but real cars, the Fl 
brigade. There was an incredible 
coin-op that allowed everyone to 
race that magical street circuit 
through the Principality. US Gold 
have now tried to squeeze this 
immense beast's racing power and 
graphics onto a single disk. 

The conversion exhibits a dif- 
ferent structure to it's coin-op 
parent. Incredibly, it actually sports 
more tracks and a longer game. 
The plot is simple, starting in 
France you first qualify, then race. 
If you finish high enough you move 
onto Brazil and go through much 
the same procedure. Following this 
is Spain, and if you're still going 
when the chequered flag falls 
there, it's 'Monaco I up' for a race 
in the dry and then a final show- 
down in the rain. 



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Brazil gets going. R*v like crazy and get ducking down the sidelines. You can try to muscle your way down 
the middle but this la risky because one touch can send you Into the barriers. Using the mouse to get a 
good start couldn't be easier* just hold the left mouse button to power up and the right to change gear. 





US GOLD ■ £24.99 Mouse or joystick 



Drivers have three driving options - 
automatic, four cog and seven 
gear machine. Ultimate victory is 
only feasible however, for drivers 
who risk the seven-gear nightmare. 
Keeping the revs high and the gear 
low lets your engine brake in cor- 
ners, gaining enough traction to 
hold on in even the evilest hairpin. 
And hairpins are what Monaco is 
famous for. 

Monte Carlo or bust 

Qualifying isn't easy, but racing is 
where the real game starts. You 



must weave around the twisting 
courses, anticipating corners, 
using the rear-view mirror to out 
drive the computer cars who want 
your place. Contact with other cars 
isn't fatal but they cost time. 
However, if one of the computer 
drivers nudge you on a corner - or 
you just screw it up - and a barrier 
is hit at speed, all your hard qualify- 
ing is wrecked as the front strut 
snaps. Exits of this sort are gut- 
ting, but become all too familiar as 
your racing experience grows. Not 
all collisions are fatal, slow ones 



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is what SMGP is all about, if you ain't got enough 
horses, you're dead meat. Your choice of gear-change deter- 
mines how powerful you car is. This is graphically illustrated 
in the power chart, knocking around the intro sequence, but 
Jt is most obviously on the track. 

Auto change is a good way to start but real men (and 
women) have seven gears to play with. Using the mouse 
changing up couldn't be easier, accelerate with the left but- 
ton and hit the right as the counter peaks. To change down, 
lay off the gas and when the revs drop, hit the right button 
and you drop a gear, giving better traction under power. 



just kill speed and ruin your line. 
but the faster you drive, the 
greater the risk. 

Senna prod's 

Super Monaco GP is fast, wickedly 
fast, which is a factor that no race 
game can live without. Roadside 
objects flash past and corners 
exhibit a suddenness that is 
matched only by their tightness. 
The computer cars are generous 
when it comes to overtaking - 
apart from the Sennaesque nudges 
from behind - and this makes real 
racing possible. 

Super Monaco is a test of con- 
centration as much as race skill. 
Three continuous laps need to be 
finished if you're to win through the 
qualifiers, and this ain't easy even 




The weather can play havoc with 
•van tha bast race plan. Tha 
tyres slide and It's far hardar to 
hold tha line whan tha roads. 
Reduce speed now, as thay say. 

when the track is clear. When you 
have to calculate how to pass 
a fast opponent as well, life 
becomes difficult. 

Super Monaco is incredibly 
frustrating, and not in a particularly 
fun fashion. With one crash term* 
natmg the whole campaign for the 
Monaco crown, winning demands 




You haven't gone blind this is the Monaco tunnel. There's a tight twist 
in tha middle and no room for error so keep tha speed down and your 
aye on tha road. Stay frosty though, one crash hare is terminal. 



58 AMIGA FORMAT APRIL 199 1 



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continuous concentration. This 
would be fine if the only way you 
could smash your shiny Fl was 
through a driver error. Yet, even 
with the advantage of a rear- 
view mirror it is often 
impossible to avoid a 
back marker forcing 
you into a barrier. 
With any prang 
throwing you back 
to the start of the 
whole game, mistakes 
grow irritating as you 
grow in racing skill. 

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So we re off to sunny Monaco. 
The map's of little real help as 10 
seconds after the start every- 
thing becomes a blur. You can 
always follow someone else... 



Goodbye season! Rather than being covered in glory, you're covered in oil. You can get away with clipping 
the curb, but a full power collision kills the car and your chances. Beware the other computer drivers 
though, they will do anything to hold their racing line and frequently encourage you out of the way. 





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Circuit Length: 
3.328 km/2.068 miles 
Race Distance: 
259.854km '161.298 miles 
Past Winners: 
Niki Lauda, Jody Schekter, 
Carlos Reutemann, Riccardo 
Patrese, Stirling Moss, 
Graham Hill, Alain Prost 
and the late, great Gilles 
Villeneuve. 



Razor's edge 

The gameplay balances on a razor 
edge, those with quick enough 
mouse control will reach Monaco 
without a nick, normal mortals will 
be cut to pieces by frustration 
before they reach Spam. The differ- 
ent gear-boxes provide a learning 
curve which the player can follow 
while grasping the racing ropes. 
Yet, even in France, finishing high 
enough to qualify for Brazil is nigh 
on impossible with an automatic 
gear-shift. The carrot of real racing 
success is dangled at great dis- 
tance. With the fragility of the 
motor, as well as the power defi- 
ciency of both auto and four-gear 
models, Monaco is a game for the 
very determined or very quick. 
The difficulty factor aside how- 




ever, Super Monaco is a faithful 
reproduction of the original. The 
new tracks feel right, with the right 
blend of straight and vicious 
bends. The game has all the 
sundry screens faithfully repro- 
duced to wrap the package neatly. 
Even the intro jingle has that 
authentically jarring arcade nng to 
it. Yet. for all this accuracy Super 
Monaco will disappoint anyone but 
die hard fans of the coin-op. Its rel- 
ative shortness and difficulty 
means that good players will see 
the end of game display quickly, 
while average drivers will spend 
many hours sprackling themselves 
on a French hairpin. 

Super Monaco is a good con- 
version of an awkward arcade, and 
even to get a faithful replica of it - 
let alone an improved version - is 
something of an achievement. 
Achievements however, do not 
always make for classic computer 
entertainment. Trenton Webb 




Qualifying in Monaco is tough, here on the streets of the Principality. 
This warm-up run decides your initial grid position and starting at the 
front is a definite advantage. The course is different for warm-up. 




Intensive racing 
action, which has an 
arcade edge. 
Its just like the 
coin-op, but with three 
extra tracks! 
Strong graphics both 
on and off the track. 
Terminal crashes 
quickly become 
rather irksome. 
Little reward on offer 
in the early stages. 








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The lour legendary 
Frontier Wars have 
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by the Zhodani 
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the help of corrupt 
Imperium officials the 
Zhodani and the Outward 
Coalition are 
planning a fifth. 
Smuggling arms to 
traitorous groups within Imperium borders the 
Zhodani are planning to strike from within. 

Imagination 

Flexible gaming 
system supports any 
playing strategy and 
allows multiple 
solutions to problems 
and obstacles. 



The most sophisticated character 
generation system ever devised: live 
military classes, more than 70 talents 
and abilities. Allows player to control 
character development through 5 services: 
Army, Navy. Marines, Merchants and Scouts. 






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Saving the universe costs money: 

a detailed bartering system lets players 

eamlmpenal 

credits 

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interplanetary 

trading, with 

30 types of 

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28 planets and 
satellites to explore in 
8 systems filled 
with exciting puzzles, 
dangerous subplots 
and interesting 
characters to 
encounter. 



Realistic, combat sequences let 
you control each of your 
characters individually, while 
still giving general combat 
orders to the other members of 
your party. Utilise more than 30 
weapons and skills in this 
advanced combat system. 

"MegaTraveller 1, a game 
that truly warrants the highest 
level of praise, the attention to 
detail makes it exceptional!" 



72 varied skills to learn 
and use including 
medical, piloting, 
communications, laser 
weapons, bribery, 
demolihons and handgun 




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Real Sound tea state-of-the-art 

musical score, digitized speech 

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"MegaTraveller 1 is one of the finest role- 
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last three or four years, " 
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Before the game starts proper you get to choose your commanders. 
They have a variety of abilities allocated to them, which can be jug* 
gled around 'til you're happy* You can send these chaps into battle* 
and they'll run your provinces for you. 




Vou have three orders per turn. These can be anything from buying 
and selling goods, through recruiting soldiers, to going to war. In this 
case a spy is being dispatched to suss out the info on a neighbouring 
province. (That's him, on the bottom-right ol the screen.) 





INFOGRAMES ■ £39.99 Mouse and keyboard 




No, no. They're not sunbathing, they've got a nasty dose of the plague. 
Natural disasters like sickness and storms have a considerable effect 
on the game. There's more to this ruling lark than simply attacking 
your next door neighbours when you feel like it. 



They liked their wars, did the 
12th Century Mongol tribes. 
Turn your back for five min- 
utes and some up-and-coming 
tribesman will have declared war 
on another province. 

The most famous of these 
was Genghis Khan, who united 
Mongolia, and controlled a large 
part of China to boot. Reckon you 
could do the same, do you? This 
game puts you in Genghis' shoes, 
so you can find out. 

Bloody Battles 

There are actually two games in 
one. The first, Mongol Conquest 
has you as leader of one of many 
warring factions in a divided coun- 
try, you have to repeat history and 
take control of the Mongolia. Game 
two is the World Conquest Up to 
four players can take part as 



opposed to one. The aim is to con- 
trol the entire Eurasian continent. 

Both sections play similarly. 
Although rt's a war-game, careful 
planning is needed before commit- 
ting your troops to a bloody battle. 
There are many variables to take 
into consideration, and you'll need 
to build up the strength of your 
troops and be pretty certain that 
you'll win. Otherwise you may find 
it's game-over pretty quickly. 

In order to get your army's 
strength up to the required levels, 
there are many sub-sections to the 
game. Your personal characteris- 
tics determine a great deal, so it 
may be an idea to tram yourself in 
areas where you're lacking. 
Trading gives you valuable revenue 
to finance your conquest, as does 
buying in useful weaponry to add to 
your army's arsenal. And ifs wise 



Who is that masked man? 

The famous Mongol conqueror was born in 1162, with the 
name Temujin. After a long struggle, he established himself as 
leader of all the Mongol tribes by 1206. and assumed the title 
Chingis. meaning perfect warrior 

The Conquest of North China began in 1213. and by 1223 
he controlled most of that country He died in 1227. and his 
empire began to fragment on the death of his grandson. 
KubUi Khan in 1279 





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After a flew turns In the world conquest scenario, the balance of 
power has changed. Some players have expanded their empires to 
include neighbouring countries, while others have been wiped off the 
face of the Earth. 



to send a spy to learn another 
countries strengths and weak- 
nesses before boldly going in. 

Some beautiful stylised graph- 
ics have gone into the production 
of the game. These are comple- 
mented by the sound effects. 
There's no brash sounds to deafen 
you here, it's more like the inciden- 
tal music m a film score. 

Some like it not 

At the best part of £40 Genghis 
Khan isn't exactly a snip. You're 
going to have to be pretty serious 
about your war-gaming before 
splashing out all of that hard 
earned dosh. 

If your idea of a good time is 
inflicting megadeath on the aliens 
from the planet Zog, then Genghis 
Khan is not for you. Plenty of man- 
ual reading and trial and error is 
necessary before you'll be able to 
play. Even then each game will 
take many, many hours to play. It 
won't be a quick five minute blast. 

But if you are a war-gaming fan 
then you'll certainly love this. It's a 
very deep game with so many 
levels of strategy, so many vari- 
ables that effect your decisions. 
and so much going on that you'll 
trury be m your element 
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Graphics and sound 
combine well to pro- 
duce a highly-stylised 
and well-presented 
game. 

Plenty of depth to keep 
the strategy buff 
happy. 

Complicated, but 
friendly. It'll take time 
to learn the intricacies, 
but you can bumble 
through without know- 
ing too much 
Definitely not every- 
body's cup of tea. 
You'll have to be a 
dedicated war-game 
fan to enjoy it 




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Chaos does indeed strike back. The dark lord's new dungeon defies The introductory sequence, a five minute animated scene-setter, can 

normal geometry, much to the chagrin of those who brave its dangers. be found on the game's utilities disk. This also contains an extensive 
Cartographers beware! hint function and character-customisation tools. 






MIRRORSOFT ■ £24.99 Mouse 




In Chmos there seems to have been a population explosion. There are 
plenty more of these guys around the corner. Still, you can always 
make a few population explosions of your own... 



This game continues the role- 
playing adventure that took 
computer gaming by storm 
in 1988. Once more, four heroic 
characters have to confront the 
Lord of Chaos. Their journey takes 
them to a multi-dimensional 
arrangement of rooms and corri- 
dors festooned with tricks, traps 
and monsters. 

There is none of the order of 
the original game as you rarely 
know where you are or how much 
you've done. The only measure is 
how many of the four lumps of cor- 
bum you've successfully hurled into 
a vortex. The corbum is the key to 
Chaos' power. 

Without it him and his hideous 
dungeon are destroyed. Not sur- 
prisingly, you don't get to shift vast 
quantities of corbum around fre- 
quently. The key to surviving, and 
finishing the game, is to save your 
game and not give up. 

Point and kill 

The method which you control the 
proceedings is one of the best of 
its kind. There's a window into the 
game and there are empty spaces 
for objects. You can pick up or 



drop an object by clicking on it with 
the pointer. You have a wide field 
of vision and your choice of 
actions, exercised by more click- 
ing, is vast and learning how to 
play Chaos is half the fun. 

The interwoven puzzles, physi- 
cal problems and the 
ingenuousness needed to solve 
them is impressive. But ifs the 
showcase model fantasy world 
they're set in, and which was first 
explored m DM,, that takes hold of 
people first. But since the release 
of Chaos Strikes Back on the ST a 
year ago. rumour about the work 
the team would be putting into the 
Amiga version, particularly with 
regard to graphics and sound 
effects, had been enthusiastic. 

For the sound effects to 
achieve maximum psychological 
damage, they should be played 
loud, on headphones, in stereo, 
with all the lights off. There's a 
phasing effect when you turn 
around so try and do this fre- 
quently, whether or not there's 
danger in doing so. Dying will 
sound fantastic. Expect the distant 
and unaccountable sounds of 
doors opening and closing, of mon- 





One pillar in the centre of the dungeon holds four pieces of corbum. 
You can only get to one side of the pillar at a time. Take the corbum 
to a corbum-eating vortex to cock-up Chaos' criminal aspirations. 



sters breathing and slithering. 
When you approach a dragon, 
you'll hear its heart-beat rising men- 
acingly out of the background 
signal before you see it. 

The colour of chaos 

Improvements haven't been made 
in the graphics. In every respect, 
the graphics capabilities of the 
Amiga have not been exploited. 
Perhaps Dungeon Master's praised 
game system was too intricate to 
tamper with without starting from 
scratch again. The graphics are 
marvellous regardless, considering 
what they get up to. But over the 
last year a lot of graphic marvels 
have emerged on the Amiga that 
will dilute their impact. 

Where treats have been thrown 
in, they've been welcome; the 
scroll which contains a magical 
short-range map, animated by 
some dynamic palette work. This 
may have been included at the 
expense of one of the red herrings 
from the ST version. But that's 
what makes Chaos Strikes Back a 
great game. Everybody who claims 
to have finished it has left some- 
thing undone. Sean Masterson 



One of the most puz- 
zling, challenging and 
rewarding role-playing 
adventures available. 
Very easy to use 
interface. There are 
usually several ways of 
doing something. 
Sound effects have 
rarely been as slimey 
as this. 

Shame the graphics 
weren't improved. The 
screen update is slow. 
It already looks a little 
long in the tooth. 



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Producing games from film 
licences is usually a pretty 
dodgy area. Quite often 
the film doesn't yield the kind of sit- 
uation that would fit a video game, 
but software houses can hardly 
afford to ignore a big film release, 
since simply the name itself can 
shift a fair number of units. 

One game that tried to capi- 
talise on a film's success was Back 
to the Future. The original movie. 
despite being highly successful, 
didn't really lend itself to any com- 
puter game concept and the game 
that finally appeared was a 
rather feeble arcade adventure 
that caught little of the film's 
great atmosphere. 

Years later saw the release of 
a Back to the Future II conversion, 
which managed to make more of 
the situations found in the film, but 
still missed the mark somehow. 

Now we have the final film of 
the trilogy along with its computer 
game counterpart. So to what 




One of the pivotal objects in the Back to the Future series is the town clock. Back in 1885, Marty and the 
Doc join in the celebrations at the clock tower opening. This section has Marty trying his skill on the shoot- 
ing range. How can he concentrate on hitting the ducks when Bulord Tannen keeps on popping up? 






IMAGEWORKS ■ £24.99 Joystick 



extent have the programmers 
managed to bring the film to 
home computers? 

Car trouble 

If you're unfamiliar with the films... 
er... well it's a bit difficult to 
explain, really! The story revolves 
around the characters of school- 
boy Marty McFly and eccentric 
professor Doctor Emmet Brown, 
who has invented a time-machine 
based in - of all things - a De 
Lorean motor car. Marty manages 
to get himself tied up m a time-hop- 
pmg adventure that sent him first 
of all back to the fifties, then into 
the future, and back to the fifties 
once more. Still with me? No? Well 
you'll just have to see the films to 
see precisely what's going on - if s 
very complicated! 

The third chapter of the story 
begins with the Doc disappearing 
from 1955 leaving Marty stranded. 



A minute later, a letter appears 
from the Doc. dated 1885. He 
has decided to stay back in the 
1880s - an era that has 
intrigued him for years. The 
letter tells Marty where to 
find the De Lorean. so that 
he can get home before 
destroying it. However, as 
the car is being dug out, 
Marty finds a gravestone with 
the Doc's name on it. dated two 
days after the letter! Marty decides 
that he must go back in time to 
save him from this terrible fate. 




Horses, trains 

and automobiles 

The game itself is split into four 
different sections: 

CLARAS RESCUE 

This has you playing as the Doc as 
he rides his horse along, dodging 
gunfire, picking up dropped lug- 



gage and lump- 
ing obstacles as he tries to reach 
Clara Clayton before she falls over 
the edge of the ravine. 

THE SHOOTING GALLERY 

During the town party to unveil the 
new clock. Marty is invited by 
Samuel Colt to try his luck on the 
shooting gallery. He must blast 



enough targets to prove 
himself a worthy gunslmger and 
win a new Colt 45. 

PIE THROWING 

Buford Tannen and his gang are 
rather fed up of this interfering kid 
storming in on their territory and 
so try to finish him off. Marty must 
use stacks of Fnsbee Pie trays 






Oh no! The Doc sees young teacher, Clara 
Clayton heading out of control to the ravine! 



Clara thunders closer to the edge as the Doc 
makes a desperate dash to rescue her. 



Whew! Talk about a close shave! The Doc 
arrives just in the nick of time! 



64 AMIGA FORMAT APRIL 199 1 



SCREENPLAY 





Marty tries to enjoy himself at the celebrations, but But ord » gang are intent on making his lime a seriously 
miserable. Fortunately, Marty is a whiz with a flying disc and, with a plentiful supply of pie tins from the 
Frisbee Pie company, our time-travelling hero is more than a match for his dimwitted thug opponents. 





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The Doc races through the town as he tries to rescue Clara before she 
falls into the ravine. The gun-toting villains could be a problem though! 



to take them out before his metal 
shield is destroyed. 

THE TRAIN. 

To get the De Lorean to a high 
enough speed to get back to the 
future, it must be pushed along by 



a tram. You must send Marty up to 
the locomotive to allow the time- 
jump to take place. 

A Stitch in time 
After a disappointing couple of con- 
versions for the initial games in the 



series, Imageworks have managed 
to put together some pretty enjoy- 
able little pieces to produce a 
licence which not only captures the 
spirit of the film, but is a fun game 
to boot. The in-between sections 
which set the scene for the current 
game look a little dodgy, but this is 
due to some serious licensing 
problems, which prohibit the pro- 
grammers from drawing pictures 
that look exactly like Michael J Fox 
and Christopher Lloyd. Still, you 
can easily tell who they are sup- 
posed to be and the actual in-game 
graphics are nicely done. The ani- 
mation and use of colour go 
together to make a bright and 
cheery looking game. 

Each of the sections stands up 
as a little game m its own right, 
except that they are cut to a short 
enough length to make sure that 
the player doesn't get too bored. 
The only criticism is the fact that 



Nicely drawn and ani- 
mated graphics 
portray each section. 
Plenty of variety to 
keep even those with a 
very short attention 
span interested. 
Some nice intermis- 
sion scenes produced 
with a good sense 
of humour. 
An enjoyable licensed 
product which man- 
ages to capture the 
atmosphere of the film 
pretty well. 



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Oh dear! It looks as though the 
Doc wasn't quite quick enough. 
Get the lime-machine out and go 
back for another attempt. 

the going is a little easy once you 
get to grips with the controls, 
which means that experienced play- 
ers won't find too much trouble in 
beating it. However, the various 
sections are fun. which means that 
even if you do finish, you can come 
back and play your favourite sec- 

: r :s own for a laugh! 

This makes for a fun game 
which has enough variety to make 
it fun for a while and is worth drag- 
ging out for a quick bash even 
when completed. Matt Evans 






At the town party, a certain Samuel Colt gets 
Marty to try his luck on the shooting range. 



Ah, a nice piece of pie... but wart! Who's that 
rather unsavoury character in the shadows? 



It's Buford Tannen! He doesn't look as though 
he's joining in the party spirit... 



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When the flashing red circles meet (top right), the safe's built-in alarm This screen is a lot trickier than first appearances might lead you to 
system is triggered, and every rozxw within earshot comes rushing believe, the chain reactions on both sides of the lock can make 

round, night stick in hand. repairing any mistakes a tortuous process. 




Krisalis Software 



£19.99 Joystick / Keyboard 




Slippm-rippin-dang-fang-rotten- 
zarg-a-barg-a-dmg-dong... 
not the kind of language you 
would use in front of your maiden 
aunt, but certainly the kind of lan- 
guage you'll be using within an 
hour of loading Revelation. 

Being a thieving, oily, slippery 
enm' is not all if s cracked up to 
be. If s not just a case of sneaking 
about in a stripy T-shirt with a big 
black bag with 'swag' emblazoned 
proudly across it. Oh no, being a 
enm' is a lot more demanding 
than that. Not only do you have to 
contend with guard dogs, 
security men, and infra-red burglar 
alarms, but you also have to deal 
with your embarrassing profes- 
sional status and extremely 
complex safe mechanisms. 

These safe mechanisms are 
both the bane of your criminal life 
and the primary object of the 
game. Your task is to crack the 
safes and pocket the loot you 
find inside... 

Smash 'n' grab 

The game opens with an impres- 
sive animated sequence, where 
your character sneaks, in silhou- 
ette, past the window of some 
extremely posh-looking gaff. Both 
the music and the opening anima- 
tion are very similar to the 
Pink Panther cartoon series that 
used to be on the telly. 



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The actual game 
screen is a puzzle vari- 
ant, and it is rather 
original, not to mention 
initially somewhat confus- 
g. Beautifully drawn on the 
screen are the tumbler wheels 
of a safe. Some, or perhaps only 
one. of these wheels will have a 
dial with which it can be turned. 
Each dial has four coloured circles 
on its face, and certain dials stand 
beside a lock, out of which a small 
coloured arrow points. In order to 
complete a screen, you must turn 
the dials until each arrow points at 
a circle of a corresponding colour, 
ft sounds simple enough, but 
there is a snag. The tumbler 
wheels without dials cannot be 
turned directly, but will move 90 
degrees clockwise when 
another wheel matches 
coloured circles with it. The 
combinations of turns that are 
required to complete a screen 
within the time limit become very 
complex, very quickly. 



Revelation: 



During the game, at random 
intervals, a small variety of bonus 
icons will appear. If grabbed 
quickly, these little power-ups will 
reward the lucky enm* with fea- 
tures like extra time, a restart 
option for when a screen has 
been messed up completely 
and, the most valuable of the 
lot, a pause, which is a lot more 
useful than it sounds, giving you a 
chance to stop and think about 
what to do next 

Crime does pay 

If your brain is still intact after a 
quick read of the mind-warping 
instruction manual, then experi- 
menting with the mechanics of the 
game soon reduces the initial con- 
fusion to a vague numb sensation 
in your head. 

It soon becomes evident that a 
great deal of fun can be had and 
the bonus screens between levels 
contain loot, and additions like 
extra lives and padlocks (stop 
correctly-placed wheels turning). 





The graphics are nice, if not com- 
pletely heart-stopping, and the 
music really suits the game, giving 
a real sense of urgency. In fact the 
tension gives this game an edge. 
You will find yourself jumping 
when you inadvertently set off 
the alarm or accidentally reset 
a near-completed screen. 
Don't be put off if it sounds 
complex: if s not as difficult as first 
impressions lead you to believe 
and patience and persistence 
reveal this to be one of the better 
puzzle games available. So put on 
your special robber trousers and 
get thieving. Frank O'Connor 




Confusing manual hides 
the simple addictive 
nature of the game. 
The slick sounds and 
attractive graphics give 
Revelation more than 
just the required polish. 
More than 80 levels 
mean that this one will 
take some beating, 
rfs a fair cop guv, and a 
fair old game too. 
To complex at times. 




Aargh! This one is a real mess, you II probably have lo use up your 
supply of padlocks to gel anywhere n^^r completion and remember, 
you can activate the alarm with one false move. 






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Special Weapons 
Interdiction Vehicle, 
Silkworm Four, or 
Silkworm is vertical. The 
choice of explanation for 
strange acronym is entirely up to 
you, since the craft involved are 
termed as Interdiction Vehicles, the 
game scrolls vertically and it could 
well be considered the sequel to 
the classic shoot-envup Silkworm. 
The precise name isn't particularly 
important, as the plot pretty much 
takes a back seat to the action. 

The basic scenario places you 
and your partner as a search-and- 



Stuck down on the ground, 
trundling along at the mercy of 
mines and missile launchers... ifs a 
real nightmare! 

The vertically-scrolling playing- 
field gives both the helicopter and 
the jeep more room to manoeuvre, 
giving larger scope for enemy tar- 
gets and the jeep a lot more 





This tactical aerial photograph shows the helicopter and jeep taking 
out an enemy stronghold. Note the devastating laser our brave boys 
managed to neutralise. This frontline report from Colonel Sanders. 



destroy team. Intelligence agents 
have sent back information hinting 
of a large number of enemy troops 
amassing beyond the frontier. Your 
job is to confirm the reports, 
ferreting out enemy installations 
and blowing them away before 
they can launch an attack... and 
that's about it! 

The original Si/kworm blessed 
the player with a serious amount of 
firepower, but who in their right 
mind would want to play the jeep? 



chance of surviving. The choice of 
vehicles in SVWV is entirely down to 
personal taste. 

So Why 
Incline Vertically? 

The game itself takes place over 
one, incredibly long, scrolling level. 
which blends from one area to 
another. The ghost town, the 
desert, the lake and Xevious Land 
are just a few of the areas you will 
come across. New areas are 



Frantic airborne action abounds as SWIV enters the sea-battle 
section. A lone attack helicopter struggles on in an attempt to 
out manoeuvre the enemy aircraft and platform-based gun 
emplacements. If only a friend could have been here in the boat 
to take them on from sea level! 




THE HELICOPTER 




This is the aerial attack com- 
ponent of the mission. The 
helicopter only fires vertically 
up the screen, but has the 
advantage of being able to 
move anywhere it wants to on 



the screen, without being 
hindered by obstacles on the 
ground. It can safely fly over 
tanks and ground emplace- 
ments, but collision with other 
aircraft is fatal. 




into the desert section and the dragon-winged enemy fighters 
provide air support to the gun turrets. Still the chopper has more than 
enough fire-power to turn them into a heap of junk metal! 



68 AMIGA FORMAT APRIL 1 99 1 





THE JEEP 




or Keyboard 




loaded in from disk as you play, to 
make a single, virtually seamless 
mission, For one thing this means 
that you have to stay on your toes, 
since there are now inter- 
level breaks for you to get your 
breath back! 

The game is broken up to a 
certain extent by the appearance 
of the odd guardian, which are 
fairly easy to spot, that is they're 
much bigger, meaner mothers 
than the others! Once you've 
destroyed it, the screen recom- 
mences scrolling. 

Seriously Wild 
Intensely Violent 

Random Access have come up with 
some seriously impressive coin-op 
conversions in the past, from 
Silkworm, through the Ninja 
Warriors to Saint Dragon. Despite 
the high quality of these products, 
SWN must rate as the most 
polished so far. 

The graphics are, without a 
doubt, arcade quality, with some 
superbly drawn sprites and back- 
grounds to portray the action. The 
sound too, is excellent, utilising the 
Amiga's sound capabilities to pro- 
duce true stereo! If you move to 
the left the sound comes from the 
left speaker - move to the right 
and the sound shifts with you. The 
effect is superb! 

Well presented vertically- 
scrolling shoot-em-ups are few and 





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weapon. Although the jeep 
must drive around walls* mines 
and other obstacles. It has the 
useful feature of being able to 
fire in any of eight directions. 



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A constant stream of firepower 
can be obtained by simply fold- 
ing down the trigger* The Jeep 
happily scurries beneath flying 
enemies, but it's killed by colli- 
sion with ground-based troops. 




POWER EXTREME! 

Iff you destroy a hefty Goosecopter, four icons 
will appear, which effect your firepower: 

J SPREAD SHOT - sends your shots out in a fan pattern 
[/ up to frve shots wide. 



PRECISION CANNON - concentrates all your fire- 
power in one direction. 

SHOT ENHANCER - speeds up your rate of fire and 
allows you to keep more powerful shots when killed. 

BONUS - boosts your score and renders you invulnera- 
ble for a few seconds. 




far between these days, so SWTV 
comes as a glorious return to the 
genre, ft looks good, sounds 
wonderful and contains some of 
the most frantic action yet seen 
in a shoot-envup. So get it and 
try pumping some lead! 
Mafi Evans 





Incredibly drawn 
graphics with a won- 
derful military feel. 
Superb stereo sound 
creates an amazing 
atmosphere. 
Both helicopter and 
jeep have superb con- 
trols and a blistering 
display of fire-power. 
Simultaneous two- 
player really sets the 
fur flying! 

The most frantic shoot- 
em-up about for quite 
some time. 



As the attack team flies over the remains of an enemy cruiser, the 
enemy tries to bamboozle our heroes by releasing hidden gun turrets. 
Ha! They are still no match for Jeep-Man and Hell-Hero. Blast 'em! 



The vicious Goosecopter! Once 
you see this beast beginning to 
form it's time for you to let rip! 






APRIL 1991 AMIGA FORMAT 69 
















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imderworld - 
and destroy 

COflPOMTION • 
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You'l have to outwit lis enormous army ol 
body guards... gangs of charisma bypass 
patients m trench coats, the butot brain 
with the buid ol a rhinoceros and the breath of a dung beetle, 
packs of vicious canine yappies, the psychotic down with an 
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you buleting through various 
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Max (th« little chap on the left) is on a quest to rescue his girlfriend Mini (the one on the right). But can he 
find his way around the screen to break all the hearts first? Send him bouncing around yourself to find out. 





DEMONWARE ■ £24.99 Joystick, mouse or keyboard 



Talk about tenuous game 
links! Demonware's last 
offering was Ooops Up! 
which was built around Snap's hit 
of last year. For their latest game, 
they have taken the band's first sin- 
gle and created a puzzle game 
about 'the power of love'. Well if it 
gets the game a decent sound- 
track who are we to complain? 

Will you break 
my heart again? 

The game pits you as Max, a 
blobby little hero who must make 
his way through maze-like levels to 
rescue his girlfriend Mini. 

This is more difficult than it 
sounds, since Max isn't too bright 
and has trouble finding his way 
around. Once you set him walking 
he continues in that direction until 
he hits an obstacle. Fortunately, 
there is a set of blocks which can 



be moved around in the same way 
as the hero to form barriers. Care 
must be taken when moving the 
blocks however because certain 
colour combinations cause blocks 
to disappear. 

You must set up the blocks to 
allow Max to pick up all the hearts, 
then guide him to Mini before the 
time counts to zero. 

The game can be played in a 
number of different ways: 
ARCADE: This is where one or two 
players take turns to complete 
each level. The level is displayed at 
full size, with you having to scroll 
the screen to view the whole of 
the labyrinth. 

TACTIC: This is basically the same 
as Arcade Mode, except the whole 
level is displayed on screen, so you 
don't need to scroll around. 
KNOCKOUT: This is where two 
players battle head-to-head on a 



split screen display. The first to 
complete a screen is the winner of 
that stage. 

It's getting 
kinda hectic 

The going starts off pretty 
sedately, but it soon gets a lot 
more difficult. Before long, the 
mazes get bigger and more com- 
plicated, requiring you to think 
pretty feverishly to solve the puzzle 
before the ever-so-quick timer runs 
out. Some of the levels will have 
you tearing your hair out with frus- 
tration, but the game is fun enough 
and has a wonderful cute quality to 
keep you trying. 

With over 100 of the devious 
little blighters, it will be quite a 
while before you complete the 



MOVING COLOURS 

One thing that has to be mastered in The Power is the interre- 
lation of the coloured blocks. They are essential in enabling 
Max to reach certain areas of the levels, but when they hit 
each other in a certain order, some blocks are destroyed: 

RED destroys GREEN - GREEN destroys BLUE - BLUE 
destroys RED. 

The diagram shown above shows the order in which destruc- 
tion occurs. 




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One of the most limiting 
factors in any puzzle game 
is the number of levels 
included. To get over this 
problem, Demonware have 
included a level editor for 
you to construct your own 
puzzles. You can use all 
the elements found in the 
game to build screens and 
you can make them as 
easy or difficult as you 
want - it all depends on 
how much of a git you 
want to be to your mates! 



game, but even if you do there is a 
level editor which enables you to 
create a whole new set of puzzles 
to pass between your friends. 

The control method has been 
seen in a few games before, but 
the general approach and feel is 
different enough to allow The 
Power to be seen as an original 
enough puzzle game. Couple this 
with a serious addictiveness and 
The Power is enough to keep puz- 
zle fans happy through the cold 
evenings. Matt Evans 




Extremely cute graph- 
ics portray the action. 
Strange control 
method is fiddly at 
first, but soon become 
easy to handle. 
Masses of levels to 
complete and the 
inclusion of an editor 
allows you to create 
your own. 
Well programmed 
'remix' of The Power 
captures the feel of 
the Snap single. 
A fun 'n* cuddly puzzle 
game which has an 
appeal of its own. 



Playing in the head-to-head sec- 
tion and player one seems to be 
streaking away in the lead! 




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SCREENPLAY 



CORPS! WHAT A WAR! 



'Nam was divided into four, for supposed easier control of troop movements and tac 
tics. The four areas were called Corps (I - IV) and each had its own special features. 



I Corps (pronounced 'eye core') was the US marines 
main stomping ground. Having landed at Da Nang in 
1965 they continued to control the area until the final 
withdraw. Two of the most famous battles were 
fought here, Khe Sahn and Hue. 



II Corps (not pronounced 'eye, eye, core') was the 
land of the First Air Cav until 1968. They were the 
first ever helicopter attack force and were immor- 
talised in Apocalypse Now and gave chopper 
formations a bad name forevermore. 




IV Corps looked the easiest to defend with III Corps 
guarding its northern border and only the Cambodian 
border open. Unfortunately It was also the far end of 
the Ho Chi Minh trail, the main transport route for VC 
and NVA forces. 



Ill Corps was the land of Oi. It was here that the 
Australian forces fought initially, as did large num- 
bers of the other Free World Forces, mainly Thai and 
Korean troops. The Thais were quickly moved to II 
Corps and the fearsome Koreans tilled the wholes 
left by the quickly wilting Vietnamese forces. 



I am not going to lose Vietnam. 
I am not going to be the 
President who saw South East 
Asia go the way of China. These 
were the words President Lyndon B 
Johnson used to launch the official 
US Military campaign in Vietnam. 
The Western world has relived that 
nightmare war ever since by way of 
film, literature and even current 
political rhetoric. Now 'Nam gives 
you the chance to stop SE Asia 
slipping into the communist 



morass foretold in the infamous 
'Domino Theory'; both on the bat- 
tlefield and at the ballot box. 

The tiger's back 

'Nam is a political war-game, with 
the battles fought at brigade level 
over a four-screen map. While the 
war rages, you, as an elected 
leader, must ensure the voters sup- 
port your decisions and return you 
for four more years' at the White 
House. Every war decision is the 



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at present. 


^Chairnan of Joint Chiefs: 
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M lis conjletely inadequate 

■ for the defence of the 

■ country. 



Sunhary 

Who do you trust? The PR man only wants to make you look good to 
the public while the General wants to kill people in large numbers. As 
time passes their advice begins to polarise, forcing you to decide. 



President's to make, from military 
expenditure to overall aims. 'Once 
on the tiger's back' though, you are 
solely responsible for remaining in 
the saddle or even dismounting as 
the ferocity grows? 

The game is played via political 
documents or on maps of 'Nam. 
Troop movements are clicked onto 
the map, while numbers are typed 
in to allocate cash to the 
Vietnamese government. The game 
ticks forward day by day, at one of 



three speeds, through the year. 
You have to survive at ten years 
with moderate public support, and 
with a chance of giving orders 
every day, it becomes obvious the 
President has a vast amount of 
decisions to take before the night- 
mare ends. 

Alamo simulator 

'Nam's political section presup- 
poses that the war is the voter's 
primary concern. Working on the 




To commit troops all you need to do Is highlight them. Each unit 
defaults to its historically accurate setting, but should you sand them 
elsewhere? Well, they didn't do too well last time, did they? 



74 AMIGA FORMAT APRIL 199 1 



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principal that troop commitment is 
unpopular and withdrawal popular, 
your Presidency faces a 'no win' 
scenario right from the off. As 
Pres' you must balance military 
needs against poll standings, a per- 
tinent factor as elections draw 
close. Each political decision has a 
definite, although not always obvi- 
ous reaction. Advising you is a PR 
executive who wants to hike your 
poll ratings up and a Military advi- 
sor who is forever screaming for 
more fire-power. All factors that led 
LBJ to announce, "Vietnam is like 
the Alamo". 

Spooky 
understands! 

Tables and charts of kill ratios are 
at your disposal, reflecting the 
prosecution of the war. Clicking 
through a Presidential ledger you 
can allot cash and troops to vari- 
ous parties, corps and causes. The 
war's profile can be altered too, as 
you choose to enlist reserves, 
define the nature of aerial support 
and the amount of US aid grants. 

'Nam is a military simulator 
first and foremost though. Any 



fighting, or, the result will be stun- 
ningly similar to the real thing, "ft 
was startling to find out that we 
had no military plan to win the war" 
- Clark Clifford US Secretary of 
Defence, 1968. 

The four administrative corps 
that constituted Nam are used as 
the nominal divisions for the war 
map. Each unit has a 'square' of 
influence which represents the 
areas they patrol and will fight to 
protect. When they overlap with 
any VC or NVA (North Vietnamese 
Army) units there are skirmishes. 
As the war hots up, morale and 
numbers are affected as casualties 
rise. Long-term hostilities will 
weaken a units effectiveness and 
must be continually monitored. 

Moron 

Even while concentrating upon the 
land war, it pays to continually 
check the Presidential desk for the 
newspaper reports. They provide 
early warning of public disquiet and 
rumours of new VC offensives. The 
reports can force a change of pol- 
icy, just when you've started to 
cope. Beware though, such policy 



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To move troops you simply solsct them by clicking on their Icon 
and then clicking on their desired destination. A black 'order line' 
is then drawn along that route. However, moving proves to be 
one of the literal stumbling blocks lor US forces. Depending upon 
your resources some can be made airmobile and go hair-assmg 
around 'Nam', most though have to walk, which takes real time. 
As each day clicks past the destinations often lose tactical 
importance and constant modifications are needed. 



ited but the differences in response 
to apparently similar levels of troop 
or financial allocation are profound. 
'Nam has massive initial appeal 
because it is a historical period to 
which we have been heavily 
exposed. Vietnam was the first TV 
war, but 'Nam is not the first corn- 



decisions that Presidents have to, 
or have the power to, make. 
Ironically the accuracy of the simu- 
lation makes the game difficult to 
win and the game easily degrades 
into a series of excessive experi- 
ments. Who ever said art doesn't 
imitate life! Trenton Webb 





DOMARK ■ £24.95 Mouse and keyboard 



♦ Incredibly difficult to 
win, or even do well! 

♦ No difficulty variants. 

♦ Inventive use of still 
graphics on the politi- 
cal screens. 

♦ Political problems add 
spice to a good strate- 
gic war-game. 



troops sent for a tour need guid- 
ance to be effective. It is here that 
'Nam changes from an aloof politi- 
cal sim to a strategic military 
war-game. Vietnam, as we have 
been continually reminded by 
Hollywood, was no ordinary war. 
The standard US strategies simply 
didn't work against a ghostly guer- 
rilla force that refused to stand up 
and fight. Ifs essential to have an 
overall plan that takes account of 
the Viet Cong's peculiar way of 



changes can turn the US military 
machine into "a moron wandering 
through a foreign land." - Tim 
O'Brien, Gl and author. 

'Nam scores quickly, even 
after a short period of play, it 
becomes apparent the war was a 
complex puzzle. Ad hoc tactics will 
not suffice, an overall strategy is 
needed and the manual readily sup- 
plies different theories. The 
parameters which can be altered 
to affect your initial powers are lim- 



February 1968 Paused 



puter war and for this reason it has 
to be more than a war-game. The 
introduction of political influences 
does give the game a special 
flavour, especially if you choose to 
play one of the pre-set scenarios. 

'Nam hits you with accuracy 
first and depth second. Vietnam is 
a stupidly shaped country and as 
such nigh on impossible to defend 
in a traditional fashion. 'Nam is edu- 
cational, not just on a violence 
front, but on the style and range of 





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New support 


1128 


Popularity -921 


"Hi | 


SVN Stability -267 


249 


NLF losses 1285 


39293 


FUA Losses 218 


25615 






Pacification/ -73 


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January 1969 Paused 



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After sending the troops lo 'Nam you must tell them where exactly to 
fight. Movement and morale are the prime considerations, but in a 
tough spot everybody has to be committed just to stop a route! 



The eventual effect of your tactics and policies are shown as stats. 
The top chart shows you relative popularity, while the bottom table 
illustrates how effective your mean, green killing-machine has been. 



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The original conversion of 
Hard Drivm' met with a less 
than favourable response. 
After being initially impressed with 
its speed, the final version proved 
to be a great deal slower and laden 
with bugs. 

The sequel is basically the 
same game, except that a few 
refinements have been made to the 
package. To begin with, a few of 
the bugs have been ironed out, for 
example the cars react to the 
background properly instead of 
appearing and disappearing in the 
wrong places. 

Drive blind 

If you have not seen the original 
Hard Dnviri, the game itself places 
you in control of a rather super, 
shiny, red sports car driving 
around a circuit. 



WORKING ON THE HARD-TOP 





One of the main additions of Hard Drivm' \\ is 
the track editor. Here you can use a set of 
track segments and building blocks to build 
your own circuit. You can choose to edit one of 
the tracks on the disk or create one from 
scratch. The track is built up from various seg- 
ments which must be fitted together to form a 



closed loop and a separate, alternate route. 
Once you have created the circuit, you can 
embelish it by placing signs around the outside 
as well as houses, shops and fields. When you 
have finished designing, a drive-around demo 
is played, so you can change anything you're 
not happy with. 





Domark ■ £24.99 Mouse 



Care must be taken on either 
track, since if you come off the 
road, a 10 second countdown 
begins. If the time runs out then if s 
adios amigos! Crashes are also 
heavily penalised and to make mat- 
ters worse, a camera-view replay 
of your disaster is replayed. 

Ringing 
the changes 

The original game was plagued 
with more than its share of prob- 
lems. The dodgy control, glitchy 
graphics and unusual features' 
unsurprisingly put quite a few peo- 
ple off the game. The sequel has 
managed to iron out some of the 
wrinkles, but there are still a few 
odd quirks. 

Steering around the loop is 
pretty dodgy, tending to fly off the 
left-hand side even when the wheel 
is jammed hard to the right. The 



delay in starting after a 
crash is annoying - 
especially as the clock 
still ticks down! 

One indica- 
tion of some of the rough 
edges is the fact that instead of 
lumping back to the menu when 
you hit escape, the game dumps 



back out to the CLI. Not very pol- 
ished, to say the least! 

Still, if you're a fan of the coin- 
op, then this version gets closer 
than it's predecessor and the track 
editor - despite being very fiddly 
to use - is a decent addition. 
However, the game still falls tar 
short of its potential. Let's wait and 



see what hap- 
pens with the 
Hard Racm' 
conversion 
maybe 
that one 
will hit the 
mark. 
Mafff Evmns 




THE SPEED AND STUNT TRACKS 




The Speed Track is the main 
part of the circuit. All that 
you are required to do is sim- 
ply whiz around the track as 
fast as you can while avoid- 
ing smashing into the drone 
cars. If you manage to reach 
the finish in record time you 
can enter a challenge race 
against the Phantom Photon. 



The Stunt Track is where the 
real Hard Drivin' takes place, 
and is where the challenge 
race is set. As well as the 
usual hazard of twisting 
bends and drone cars, you 
must overcome a series of 
obstacles, including open 
bridges, jumps, ramps and 
an almighty loop. 






♦ The game is basically 
the same as the origi- 
nal, with a few bugs 
removed. 

♦ The ability to be able 
to link two machines 
and drive head-to-head 
is a nice one. 

♦ The track editor boosts 
the value, but it is not 
the easiest thing in the 
world to try get to 
grips with. 

♦ There are still a few 
glitches in there! 

♦ An adequate conver- 
sion which is a little 
more advanced than 
the last version - but 
not by too many miles. 



t" *]"* 



E3dff3 



I® 



Pulling up behind a drone car at the finish post* 
Looks tike our hot-wheeled driver has managed to 
get himself Into the big challenge race! 



Uh-oh! The car has veered off the road towards the 
barn and that poor, unfortunate cow! Oh, well... any- 
one fancy a steak for dinner? 




MARCH 1 99 1 AMIGA FORMAT 77 



HMMMH 




AMIGA DEALS 

AMIGA 500 STANDARD PACK 

• A500 computer • 512k RAM • 1Mb disk drive • 

• mouse • modulator • 

• power supply * operation-manuals • 

• workbench disks, etc. • 



£314 



.95 



Exclusive Amiga Packs from Dowling, as easy as A, B, C. 

Pack A Pack B 

EURO LANGUAGE PACK 1992 



* Amiga as in Standard Pack * The French Mistress 
* The German Master * The Spanish Tutor 

* The Italian Tutor 






All for just £329. 



95 



ROBOCOP AND FRIENDS PACK 

* Amiga as in Standard Pack * Robocop 

* Batman The Movie + Indiana Jones 

* Ghostbusters II 

All for just £329.95 



Packc THE ALL NEW ULTIMATE GAMES/LANGUAGE PACK 



• Amiga as in Std Pack 

• The French Mistress 

• The German Master 

• The Spanish Tutor 

• The Italian Tutor 



• RVF Honda 

• Microprose Soccer 

• Tower of Babel 

• Kid Gloves 

• Datastorm 



• Powerplay 

• E-Storm 

• Dungeon Quest 

• Grand Monster Slam 



• Robocop 

• Batman The Movie 

• Indiana Jones 

• Ghostbusters 




• Shufflepack Cafe 

PLUS :- High quality mouse mat, dustcover and joystick. 
ALL FOR THE UNBELIEVABLY LOW PRICE OF £369. 



95 




EURO LANGUAGE 
DISK DRIVE PACK 

• Cumana CAX 354 Disk Drive.. ..RRP £89.95 

• The French Mistress RRP £19.95 

• The German Master RRP £19.95 

• The Spanish Tutor RRP £19.95 

• The Italian Tutor RRP £19.95 

Total RRP £169.75 
Special Pack Price £89.95 



EURO LANGUAGE, MUSIC 
AND ART SOFTWARE PACK 

• Music X Junior RRP £79.95 

* Photon Paint 2 vl.l RRP £89.95 

• The French Mistress RRP £19.95 

* The German Master RRP £19.95 

* The Spanish Tutor RRP £19.95 

• The Italian Tutor RRP £19.95 

Total RRP £249.70 
Special Pack Price £69.95 




packi AMIGA PERIPHERAL PACKS pack 2 



Megaboard Ram Expansion RRP £49.95 

40 capacity lockable disk box RRP £9.95 

20 3.5" DS/DD disks with labels ...RRP £19.95 



Cumana CAX 354 disk drive RRP £89.95 

Megaboard Ram Expansion RRP £49.95 

40 capacity lockable disk box RRP £9.95 

20 3.5' DS/DD disks with labels RRP £19.95 

3.5" disk drive cleaner kit RRP £9.95 



TOTAL RRP £79.85 PACK PRICE £39.95 TOTAL RRP £179.75 ...PACK PRICE £99.95 







UNIT 3, FORGE CLOSE, LITTLE END ROAD, EATON SOCON, CAMBS 



AMIGA 

*/ 2 MEG UPGRADE 
BOARD 

* Uses latest 4 chip design 

* Memory on/off switch 

* Option of battery 
backed clock 

* Full 12 month guarantee 

* New super low price 

£29.95 

Clock version £34.95 



3 '/ 2 HIGH 
QUALITY DISKS 

Box of 50 f 19.95 

Box of 100 £37.95 

Box of 250 £79.95 

Roll of 1000 labels .£5.99 

• 100% certified 

* Individually wrapped 
• 'Made in Japan' Media 

* Fully Guaranteed 



CUMANA CAX 

354 DISK DRIVE 

"SCOOP" 

* Latest slimline design 

* High speed access 

* Acknowledged as "the best' 

RRP £89.95 

SCOOP PRICE 



£59. 



95 



DOWLING 



THE NEW 200 SERIES FROM §lE®|f 
"The best printers just got better!" 



LC-200 FACT FILE 

> Multi-purpose 9-pin, 80 
column dot matrix printer 
with colour 

ft Black and colour ribbons 
included as standard 

> Electronic dip switches (see 
LC24-200) 

> 180 cps draft elite/45 cps 
near letter quality 

> High speed draft facility 
225 cps at 12 cpi 

> Swivel selectable push or 
pull tractor 

> Bottom feed 



RRP £297.85 



OUR PRICE 
£199.95 



LC24-200 FACT FILE 

,V Versatile 24-pin 80 column 
dot matrix printer 

> 200 cps in draft elite/67 
cps in letter quality mode 

ft 10 resident LO fonts 

> A high speed draft facility of 
222cpsat lOcpi 

JV Swivel selectable push or 

pull tractor 
-> Bottom feed 
ft Advanced paper parking 

with sheet feeder installed 
ft The economy of first and 

last line printing 

> 7 K-byte buffer expandable 
to 39K-bytes 

RRP £366.85 OUR PRICE 

£239.95 



LC24-200 COLOUR 

FACT FILE 

ft Multi-purpose colour version 

of the 24-pin LC24-200 
ft Seven colour printing - 
black, purple, orange, 

?reen, pink, blue and yellow 
K-byte buffer expandable 
to 62 K-bytes 

> 10 resident letter quality fonts: 
Sanserif, Times Roman, 
Courier, Prestige, Script and 
italic versions 

ft Electronic dip switches 
operable from the push 
button front control panel (as| 
the LC24-200 mono version) 



RRP £424.35 



OUR PRICE 
£279.95 



STAR LC10 MONO £149.95 



STAR LC24-10 £199.95 



PRINTER 
ACCESSORY PACK 

Only available when purchased 
with a printer. 

• Parallel printer cable RRP £14.95 

• 200 sheets listing paper RRP £6.95 

• Quality tailored dust cover. RRP £12.95 

TOTAL RRP £34.85 

PACK PRICE £9.95 

Above pack with printer stand 
ONLY £14.95 



ESSENTIAL COMPUTER 
ACCESSORY PACK 1 

• Competition Pro 5000 joystick RRP £16.95 

• High quality solid perspex computer dustcover RRP £14.95 

• 20 31/2" DS/DD disks with labels RRP £19.95 

• 40 capacity lockable disk box RRP £9.95 

• 3V2" disk drive cleaner kit RRP £9.95 

TOTAL RRP £7 1.75 

PACK PRICE £29.95 



ESSENTIAL COMPUTER 
ACCESSORY PACK 2 

• Naksha high quality powermouse RRP £34.95 

• High quality 8mm mousepad RRP £8.95 

• High quality solid perspex computer dust cover RRP £14.95 

• Twin joystick/mouse extension leads RRP £9.95 

TOTAL RRP £68.80 

PACK PRICE £29.95 



THE NEW AMIGA 1500 ONLY £669.95 INC VAT 

INot only does the Amiga 1500 accept all standard Amiga 2000 peripherals but can also be 

[upgraded to full IBM compatibility. Just feast your eyes on what you get:- 

-> Latest Commodore Amiga 1500 computer complete with 1Mb of Ram (expandable 

to 9Mb) and 2 x 3.5" 880Kb disk drives. 
I > Platinum Works:- An integrated word processor, database and spreadsheet package. 

> Deluxe Paint III :- Paint/Animation package. 

|-> Populous & Sim City:- Two great strategy games. This pack with 1084S 

I ,Y Battlechess:- The most exciting game of chess you'll ever play. colour monitor 
-> Their finest hour:- Battle of Britain brought to life. 

> A-Z of Computer jargon. 
\-> 'Get The Most Out Of Your Amiga':- Two introduction books. 

> Optional 1084$ Stereo colour monitor. 



£929.95 



AT LAST - THE COMPLETE 5 STAR REPAIR SERVICE 

• We will send our courier to pick up your faulty computer, all we ask is that you pack it adequately" 

• We will repair and soaktest your Amiga to the highest standard 

• We will guarantee the parts replaced for a full 3 months 

• We will extend the guarantee to a period of 12 months for a nominal £25 

• We will return your computer speedily via courier 
The truly complete service for only £59.95 

N.B Dowfmg reserve ffie rigfif to refuse machines m the unlikely event that in our opinion they are beyond reasonable repair. 

• U.K. mainland only, 



COMPLETE 
VIDI-AMIGA SCOOP 

Another Dowling exclusive giving you a 
complete system enabling you to 
connect your Amiga to any standard 
video ucorder and star frame grabbing! 

Pack includes:- 

Vidi - Amiga (Pal version).. .RRP £1 14.95 

Vidi - RGB Splitter RRP £69.95 

Vidi - RGB Power Supply RRP £9.95 

Vidi ■ Chrome RRP £19.95 

E180 VHS Video Tape RRP £6.95 

TOTAL RRP £221.75 

SCOOP PRICE £149.95 



NEW: 7000 SQ FT PREMISES, NEW: RETAIL PREMISES, NEW: SOFTWARE DIVISION ^ > 



M TELESALES ORDER LINE (MON-FRI) 0767 68176C/($AT) 0480 403304 




DOWLING 



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We are proud to announce that due to strong customer demand we have now 
opened our mail-order software department. With the growing concerns over 
ordering software via mail order you can now put your faith into one of the 
country s leading mail-order companies. We have tried to make ordering your 
software as easy as possible ana suggest you use the attached coupon at the 
bottom of this page. Alternatively you can call into our St. Neots shop during 
normal working hours for a fast and friendly service. Remember, we have been 
established for over 5 years and it is you, the customer, who has made us as 
successful as we are today! 



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ONLY £59 95 



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40 Lockable Disk Box.. .£5.99 

80 Lockable Osk Box £7.99 

94 Baru StackaNe Box £13.99 

150 Posso StackaWe Box £1 7.99 

Amiga 4 Pliyer Adaptor £7 99 

Amiga 500 Oust Cow .£4.99 

BorlOBu* Disks £6.99 

Box 10 Sony Branded Disks £9.99 

Cheetah 125- £7 99 

Commodore 1084 Monitor. ..£259 99 

Contriver Mouse .£22.99 

Disk Cleaning Krt £2.99 

Golden Image G1600 Mouse. £24.99 
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DYNASTY 

WARS 

ONLY £5.99 



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FORMULA 1 

NOW IN AT £7.99 



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ONLY £4.99 



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CORRIDOR 

ONLY £16.99 



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PLANETE 

ONLY £9 99 



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THE MOON 

ONLY £3.99 



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BOBO 
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G-NJUS 
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MYSTICAL 

ONLY £14 99 



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PURPLE 
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JUMPING 
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ONLY £7.99 



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ONLY £34.99 



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Phitos CM8833 Mentor £279.99 

ProlOOO .£12.99 

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luickjoy 3 8.99 

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luickioy Mega Board £19.99 

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F16 Falcon £13.99 

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A10 Tank Killer £19.99 

Atomic RoboKid £16.99 

BAT £19.99 

Battle Command £17.99 

Captive £16.99 

Chaos Strikes Back £17.99 

ChaseH.Q-2 £17.99 

Corporation £16.99 

Days of Thunder £16.99 

Dragon Breed £14.99 

Dra«onWars ...... £17.99 

Dragons Lair 2 Timewarp £27.99 

E-Swat £17.99 

F19 Stealth Fighter £18.99 

Whistle £8.99 

Ga«a2... £16.99 

GoWenAae £16.99 



Harpoon (1 Meg) .£19 99 

Hero 5 Quest if Meg).. £23 99 

IndiannapolisSOO. . £16.99 

Judge Dredd £13.99 

Kick0«2 £1299 

Kick OH 2(1 Meg) £16.99 

Leisuresurt Larry 3 £26.99 

Lotus Turbo Challenge £1699 

Ml Tank Platoon £18 99 

Midnight Resistance . £16 99 

NARC £1699 

Nmia Remix . £1699 

Obitus £22.99 

Paradro-d90 £16.99 

Player Manager £12.99 

Powermonger ..„,.. £19 99 

Prnce Ol Pers«a £16.99 



Pu?*nic £16.99 

Rick Dangerous 2 £16.99 

Robocop2. £17.99 

Satan £12.99 

Shadow ot the Beast 2 £22.99 

Shadow Wamor £16.99 

Simulcra £16.99 

Speedball2 ..£17.99 

Spindly 2 £1699 

Super Oft Rd Racer £16.99 

Supremacy £19.99 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles £1 7 99 

Their Finest Hour £19 99 

Tournament Gott £16 99 

Wings. I Meg) £19 99 

Wingsoffufy £1699 

Wofcack (1 Meg) £1999 



NEW RELEASES/ COMING SOON 



1 Meg Cricket £18.99 

Ad<das Golden Shoe £16.99 

Alcatraz £16.99 

Alpha Waves £16.99 

AH 2 £16.99 

Bandit King ot Ancient China £22.99 

Barbarian II (Psynosist £15.99 

Blade Wamor £16.99 

Blue Man , £19.99 

Bomber Bob £16.99 

Chips Challenge £16.99 

Chuck Yeagets A.FT V2 £16.99 

Delta Arrnalyte .. . ..£13.99 

Deuteros (The Next Millenium).... £16.99 

Dynamic Debugger. £16.99 

European Super league £13.99 

Flight of the Intruder £19.99 



GengisKhan ..£22.99 

Gold o( the Aztecs 11699 

HardDrrvm2 .£16 99 

Knights ot Legend.. £19.99 

LastNtnja3 £16.99 

Lemmings £16,99 

Metal Masters £16.99 

Midwinter 2 £19.99 

Mig 29 Fulcrum £22.99 

M.U.D.S £16.99 

Myth £16.99 

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Sly Spy £16.99 

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Star Trek V £1699 

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Tusker £16.99 

Turncan 2 £1399 

Ultima V £19.99 

U.M.S.II £18.99 

Vendetta £17.99 

Viz £16.99 

Wonderland £19.99 

Z.nax £16.99 

Z-Out £1399 



LANGUAGE LEARNING PACK -exclusive to Dowiing 

With 1992 jus! around the corner, isn't it about time you learned a foreign language that our European 
counterparts use. Here at Dowiing we have put together a pack which ensures you learn at least one 
language m 3 months. 

PACK COMPRISES:- . - 

The French Mistress RRP £19.95P^ The lamous HUGO 3 MONTH CASSETTE 

V^ TI _ - .. nn _ _. _ ._ LANGUAGE COURSE in either French, 

The German Master RRP £19.95 German, Spanish or Italian. The course 

vW ThP <in mkh Tiitnr RRP f 1Q QS consists of 4 audio tapes and 

' ne ^P anish lutor KKKiiy.yb comprehensive learning book. RRP 

V The Italian Tutor RRP £19.95 £29.95 each 

The total RRP of this pack is usually £109.75. Our Special pack price is £49.95 
N.B. Remember to state which HUGO course you require when ordering. 
Additional Hugo courses available at fust £24.95 



UTILITY PACKAGES 



Aegis Sonix.,, 



... - n» t ' J J 

AMOS £32 99 

Animation Studio £79.99 

Comic Setter £39.99 

Deluxe Music Const. Kil ... £49.99 

Deluxe Pamt 2 £9 99 

Deluxe Paint 3 £59 99 

Deluxe Print 2 £34 99 

Deluxe Video 3 £5999 

Devpac2 £44.99 

DiRicak £27.99 

Oigi Paint 3 £59.99 

Digwiew Gold £119.99 

Hisoft Basic £59.99 

Home Accounts £22.99 

Kmdwords £37.99 

Lattice C V5 £169.99 

Mastersound £32.99 

Mavis Beacons Typing £19 99 

Movie Setter £39.99 

Music X 1.1 Verson £89.99 

WVjfC A JUfHU* .... T . .. **,. .... . i*i/. j j 

Pagesetter 2 £49.99 

Pagestream £99.99 

i tf F 1 r ol . . . , , , , T , - r ... . «»77* 77 

PTwton Pamt 2 £14.99 

Photon Video £34.99 

' WWW • * * I • . 1 1 » •■■ - -F-H .,, T *... bl .,,... ht ,... T ...- - *b*/ J^ J J 

ProtextV4 £5999 

ProtextVer.5 £109.99 

ProWrrte3.0. £10999 

Quartet £34.99 

Sculpt 4D £399.99 

Sound Express £34.99 

Superbase Personal 2 £24.99 

Superplan £79.95 

Virus Killer £8.99 

WordPerfect , £179 99 



EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE 

lAnsww Back Junior . 

Answer Back Senmr £13 99 

Better Maths (12-16). £16 99 

Better Spehng IB 14) £16 99 

D-nosaur Discovery Kit .. £16 99 

Discover Chemistry ... £13 99 

Discover Maths £13 99 

Discover Number £13 99 

Discover the Alphabet £13 99 

Discovery Maths £14 99 

Discovery Spelling £14 99 

Donald's Alphabet Chase £1399 

First Letters & Words £ 1 6 99 

First Shapes £16 99 

French Mistress £1399 

Fun School 2 (under 6) £1399 

Fun School 2 1&8) £13 99 

Fun School 7 (8-> £13 99 

Fun School 3 (under 5) £16 99 

Fun School 3K>7) £16 99 

Fun School 3 17.) £16.99 

German Master £13 99 

Gootys Raihvay Express £13 99 

Hooray /Henrietta £16 99 

Itaian tutor £13 99 

JurwTyp.sKS-10) £12 99 

Kid Talk £16 99 

Lets Sped At Home £1499 

Lets Spell At Shops £14.99 

MaflK Maths (4-8) £16 99 

MathTafc £16 99 

Maths Mama IB- 12) £16 99 

Mickey s Crossword Maker £13.99 

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ular. Moonshine Racers - an 
everyday tale of hooch-running folk 
and their never-ending battle 
against the evil customs men. 
You've played the demo, hummed 
the tune; but what is it like as a 
fully-fledged, foot-to-floor, game' 

Moonshine Racers is a road- 
race epic where, for a change, you 
play the villain - in a heroic Robin 
Hood sort of way. You have to haul 
a load of 'shine to the next county, 
but, in your way stand West 
Virginia's finest (or at least fattest) 
lawmen, Driving a beaten, but 
souped-up jalopy you have to nego- 
tiate the maze of tracks and 
country roads to avoid the police. 
They however, like a demented 
Chase HQ crew, will try to ram you 
off the road, eventually damaging 
the truck so badly it has to stop. 



The point of the exercise is deliver- 
ance, of the 'shine kind not Burt 
Reynolds! Firstly, your aim is to 
avoid being caught Secondly, you 
must make the trip without spilling 
too much hooch so as to maximise 
your profit before the truck 
becomes so undnveably damaged, 
and time runs out. Finally, the aim 
is to reach the end of each stage 
first. You're racing against fellow 
'shiners here who are, practised in 
the art of cutting corners, so the 
competition is tough. 

Jalopys R Us 

Moonshine Racers uses this differ- 
ent plot well, creating an original 
theme and structure for the game. 
Car based romps have gone to 
some ridiculous extremes to 




Tha police are in hot pursuit of the Moonshine Racers. They have one more trick up their sleeve a 'distilled 
'shine turbo. To use it slap the space-bar, this pours neat liquor into the engine which helps combustion 
considerably. The problem is that this uses up the commodity you're trying to smuggle and leaves you less 
to sell at the other end of the run. Still anything is better than going to prison, forever and ever and ever. 





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This is the nearest the Hillbilly 
folks come to Halfords. Here you 
can buy all kinds of speedy 
extras to spruce up the truck. 

involve the most powerful scarlet 
motors around. Moonshine how- 
ever, takes the opposite tack, by 
making the mam star a beaten old 
jalopy. The music supports this 
with 'duelm' banjo style music. 

The appeal of race games 
comes as much from the speed as 
from the theme. Moonshine lets 
you hack through the back roads 




In the heat of the early afternoon, the Rod Steiger clone sits ready to 
trap the moonshine runners. In the opening scene they steam off in 
hot pursuit as you steam by. The smuggler's fate is in your hands now. 



at a fair, but not stunning, speed. 
The two lane blacktop's habit of 
ducking, diving, bobbing and weav- 
ing, somewhat makes up for this, 
but it is the highway obstacles that 
make the real difference. Each has 



a specific effect, which must be 
either used or dodged. Barrels of 
'shine can be collected to top up 
your bounty, but the road blocks 
must be avoided or the law will 
immediately attach themselves to 



SHINE ON HARVEST MOON 




Fat Sam the 
Sheriff. One 

mean hombre. 

Engine temper- 
ature gauge, 
When it tops 
out you stop. 



Your trusty 
shine 

mobile. 





Speedo, use it to 
judge the gears. 






A handy map, AUrhe Larch. 

-• shows how far \ 

£ until the finish. 




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The other shine runners are hot on the trail off first place. You have to 
beat them as well as the police if you are to make maximum profits 
from the illegal hooch haul. There's along way to go though, the finish 
line isn't even on the map yet, so you've plenty of time to catch up. 





Made it! Even the law can't touch you now (for some reason). Time to 
sell or swig the contraband in celebration of another successful run. 



your back fender. Others start to 
erode the cars performance, while 
roadworks provide handy ramps 
that can be used to get airborne in 
Dukes of Hazzard style. 

The Beer Hunters 

The split motives help to add ten- 
sion, as you are trying to 



being fun. It's full of character and 
is reasonably frantic, employing 
new motives to get you hacking 
through the backroads of back- 
woods America. Drawing on the 
cultural myth of moonshine runners 
gives the race game formula new 
life and a fresh face. 
Trenton Webb 




constantly balance four very differ- 
ent sets of conditions. Only if you 
finish first, with an undamaged 
motor and a truck load of booze 
will you gather enough cash to 
boost the car at the local shop. 
And if you don't uprate the car you 
ain't going to finish first on the next 
stage. To this end you're given an 
almost unlimited turbo boost. If 
you're behind just pour some 
moonshine into the tank and you 
crank up the revs. The problem is 
that the more you pour into the 
engine, the less there is to sell at 
the other end of the course! 

Moonshine combines all the 
various elements of a standard 
race game, plus a whole bag more, 
but it never makes the classic 
grade. For all the extras the car 
never gets stunningly fast. 

The theme is amusing, and has 
been used welt by the designer, but 
it doesn't exactly scream "play 
me". However, this can't stop 
Moonshine (the game not the drink) 




Novel twist on an 
established theme. 
Quick, but not fast, 
robbers and cops car 
chase game. 
Great themed graphics 
and music, help create 
that backwoods feel. 
The slowly improving 
car adds longevity. 
Tough, but beatable. 



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Oh no. the Sheriff has pulled the old tree trick! Your truck will start to 
take damage if you hit the barriers, but you'll slow down if you stray 
off the road. The choice is yours, just don't try to ram the trees. 



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the helm of 4 nautical 

thoroughbreds - remember to 

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bumpy ride. 






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Californian 
street sass 
and slang is 
all very well in a 
game involving t 
skateboard- 
ing, but 

does it fit with skiing? Well 
Electronic Arts have the answer 
in the form of Ski or Die. 

The game is very similar 
to their skateboard release 
Skate or Die, which appeared quite 
a few years ago, with you taking 
part in a competition comprising of 
a number of snow-based events. 

Narly Moves, Man! 

The game starts with you in 
Rodney's Ski Shop. Rodney is an 
overweight, street-talking ski fan, 
who introduces you into the world 
of snow sports. In the shop you 
can opt for a practice run or sign 
up for a full competition. Once 
you're ready, if s out to the slopes. 
Outside the shop, you are 
given a number of paths to choose 
from, which lead to all of the vari- 
ous sections. 

Eat Snow, Dude! 

The first noticeable thing about Ski 
or Die is the rather garish colour 
scheme. The whole game has a 
kind of PC look about it, with plenty 
of blue, pink and green graphics 
around. Many of the events them- 
selves are extremely similar to 
other games, the Downhill and 
Halfpipe sections are those that 
are similar to Skate or Die, the 



Ski or Die puts you in a test to produce your finest performance on the snow. This poor competitor doesn't 
seem to have the necessary finesse to impress the judges on the Aero Aerials though. Humph! 






ELECTRONIC ARTS ■ £24.99 Joystick 



Snowball fight is very Operation 
Wolf and the Innertube Thrash is 
basically Toobin' on snow. 

To begin with, performing 
stunts and flinging snow around 
are great fun, but the more you 
play, the more annoying niggles 
creep in. The control methods 



involved are rather perplexing and 
often have you selecting the wrong 
move, picking the wrong view or 
send you piling into a chasm. One 
glaring error is the fact that when 
you have more than one player 
using one joystick, the Innertube 
Thrash places both racers under 



control of the same stick at the 
same time! 

This is a shame, since without 
these few problems the game 
could have been quite a laugh. As it 
is, it's only for those who either 
love snow, skate-style or old Epyx 
sports games. Matt Evans 



TRULY RIGHTEOUS WINTER, DUDES! 




SNOWBALL BLITZ 
This is an Operation Wolf-style 
romp with you based in a snow 
dugout, hurling a plentiful sup- 
ply of snowballs at the kids that 
are attacking you. Keep your 
supply topped up to make sure 
that you won't be digging your- 
self out, but watch you don't hit 
the instructor! 



SNOWBOARD HALF-PIPE 
Again similar to its skateboard 
cousin. This time you have to 
ride down a toboggan run-type 
tube, leaping over obstacles 
and performing dare-devil leaps 
and turns off the lip of the pipe. 
Collect the Punk Penguins for a 
bonus, but watch out for the 
Chainsaw Snow Bunnies! 




DOWNHILL BLAST 
This is section that's similar to 
the Skate or Die downhill sec- 
tion, with you zooming down 
the ski run, jumping over 
crevasses and attempting fancy 
stunts to impress the judges. 
Watch the clock as a quick time 
is the name of the game!! 



ACP.0 AERIALS 

This is the 'hot-dogging' event, 
where ski-pros jump off a short 
ramp as fast as possible to per- 
form a series of death-defying 
stunts. Go for the more difficult 
tricks to impress the five 
judges, but watch you don't 
land in a crumpled heap! 



INNERTUBE THRASH 
This has you racing down a 
snowy hillside against an oppo- 
nent, riding in large inner tubes 
(now where have we seen that 
before?). You can pick up sharp 
items to spike your opponent 
and slow him down, but keep an 
eye out for traps! 





Rather derivative col- 
lection of sub-games 
make a rather patchy 
and unfulf illing whole 
PC-like graphics have 
some fun moments, 
but are a little 
gaudily coloured. 
Good fun when com- 
peting against friends, 
but soon becomes dull 
if playing alone. 
A dated style of game, 
with not quite enough 
excitement to bring it 
fully up to date. 




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pink, cunningly avoiding all tho nastlos. If ho divos down for that Big 
Faint Icon all his worrios should bo ovor though, bocauso that brush 
gots everything Its path, speeding up the paint job amazingly. 



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Is Sk week stuffed? He will be If he steps on that disappearing tile on 
either side of him. This Is a real nasty world, full of holes which H he 
falls in he Is dead. The POW tiles are helpful often revealing hidden 
flooring that will do the job safer, if not noticeably easier to complete. 





LORICIEL ■ £24.99 joystick and keyboard 



What have Van Gogh. 
Adolf Hitler and 
Skweek got in common? 
They were all painters with a per- 
sonality problem. Van Gogh 
went about posting himself to 
girlfriends, Hitler was a house 
painter turned genocidal ftV 
maniac and Skweek simply 
doesn't know when to quit. After 
his first eponymous outing and the 
countless scrapes therein, you 
would have thought the fur-ball kid 





♦ Cute with a silly French 
edge. Smart! 

♦ Starts easily but soon 
becomes very, very, 
tough indeed. 

♦ Great graphics set up 
and support this 
illogically logical 
Skweek world. 

♦ A few strong improve- 
ments over Skweek I, 
but not many. 

♦ Fast paced arcade 
action, packed with 
shops, secret rooms 
and somewhat implau- 
sible bonuses. 




would have retired by now. 

Now, thanks to Super Skweek. 

it seems he's been tempted out for 

one last pink paint extravaganza. 

Skweek lives in a world made of 

»*v,. tiles, which are normally 

pink. Disaster has struck 

the Skweek world though, 

as all the bright cute pink 

tiles have turned into a dull 

shade of grey. King Skweek is 

distraught and sends for the hero 

of the day: Skweek. 

Fade to grey 

Skweek can turn the grey tiles of 
each level pink again, just by run- 
ning over them. Obviously, 
doing this for over a 100 lev- 
els would be as dull as 
watching pink paint dry; so 
each world is crammed with 
surprises. Firstly there are 
hordes of monsters after 
Skweeking blood, each of which 
has ITS own personality and attack 
patterns in the best Pac Man tradi- 
tions. Secondly there are stacks of 
special tiles that make life, well, 
short. Some explode under his littte 
fluffy feet, others transport him 
around the land, then there's icy 
floors on which the poor littte beg- 
gar can't turn or stop. 

The worlds are mercifully 
packed with bonuses to help the 
Big S pamt the world pink. Some 
uprate Skweek by giving him 
greater fire-power, and speed his 
run up and provide a shield. Others 
affect the world itself - killing 
beasties. changing tile colours and 
so forth - or are point bonuses. 
Finally, there are the coins left by 
dead monsters, which can be 
saved and spent m shops. These 
offer all the bonuses, at a price. 




Rainbow 
islands 

The worlds he has to pmkify 
are separated into frve groups of 
45 islands. Skweek can work 
through them sequentially, or in a 
random fashion, until all the levels 
have been painted the 
brightest shade of pink 
imaginable. Skweek, 

however, is one of those 
games where the sum total is 
greater than the component parts. 
The game is based on a graphically 
cute creature and the strange 
world m which he operates 
and has a curiously natu- 
ral logic. Its 
packed with the 
kind of childish humour so 
often overlooked in favour 
of mega-death. And ironi- 





cally, for all its kiddie trap- 
pings, Skweek is one to 
keep out of the reach of children. 
You'll never get it back otherwise - 
and they'll beat your high score! 

Super Skweek is an improve- 
ment over the original but not a 
great quantum leap. New 
touches - such as the 
two tier flooring - add a 
greater element of crazi- 
ness. and that is what Skweek 
thrives upon. Its good, manic, 
charging fun, and as such is an 
ideal puzzle arcade. 
Fans of the original 
should check it out 
immediately, as should 
anyone who likes their 
games to be frantic affairs with a 
strong element of silliness thrown 
in. Trenton Webb 




WHAT NOT TO STAND ON 



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A powir block may 
have many effect*. 
Shoot it and see. 






Entranca to shop. 
Stand on th# square 
and press fir*. 

Fire at these blocks 
am they flash to aarn 
a points bonus. 




Q These pulse bet wean 
being there and not 
being there. Tricky. 



A second floor 
piece. They usually 
act as normal tiles. 




way squares 
force you the direc 
tion they point. 

This disappears as 
soon as Skweek 
stands on ft. 





Magic, paints all tilei 
surrounding it pink 
when stood upon. 

Monster square, 
whore the nasties 
coma from. 

Scatters your shots 
all around the place 
in a spread if shot. 

Transports you to 
another sub square 
whan you press fire. 

This block is not 
always an obstacle* 
ft can be blastad flat. 



A beautiful pink tile, 
just what a growing 
Skweek needs. 

A nasty dull gray tile. 
The main enemy of 
true Skweaks. 



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ProFlight comes complete with a professional 170page nng-bound (light manual which details every 
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A mystical land with a mystical man pointing mystically. This is your 
figure and stupidly you have decided to enter yonder castle which is 
the bastion of tour demon princes out to batter all life. 



more to It than just rushing around 
the place destroying things And 
even if the controls are a little 
stcky to start off with, it only takes 
a few minutes to get used to them. 

In sickness 
or, in sickness 

You have to make use of various 
spells, remembering which routes 
are safe, and take care of your fail- 
ing health. The reason your health 
is in decline is because there's no 
let up from the barrage of ghosts, 
wraiths, ralacks. beetles, snakes, 
siimes and skeletons which are out 
to make your life a misery. All they 
have to do is come near you and 






MILLENNIUM ■ £24.99 Joystick and keyboard 





Don't go into the water! Don't 90 into the water! Oh, More weirdness for you to navigate. The chest can 
you decided to use the bridge, nice one. See that sometimes be disappointing, so don't use up all of 

pentagram low left? Well best advice is to go for it. your best spells thinking that you can upgrade. 



The wimpiest of magi' will tell 
you, a castle of demons is a 
castle which needs clearing 
out. In the land of Belorn four 
demon princes have been sum- 
moned by the despicable 
Acamantor. thus disrupting the 
equilibrium of a once cool and laid- 
back magic land. The princes keep 
the castle as a bastion against all 
things daisy-age, wonderful and 
good. Your task is to barrel in 
there and hoike them out. 

You're a powerful fellow so it 
shouldn't be a problem. Frankly, 
you look like a dwarf in a Captain 
Birdseye beard who goes around 
the place on coasters but don't let 
that worry you. 

Gardening at night 

The game begins in the gardens 
atop the demons' tower. They look 
like pleasantly hedged fields, full of 
trees and flowers, but they are in 
fact mazes populated with vile 
creatures of the night. You can 
only move in certain directions in 
your attempts to collect spells 
from treasure chests, Wast 
demons with said spells, and move 
on to the next level. Once you have 



collected one type of spell from a 
chest, the evil guiding force comes 
along and blasts it out of exis- 
tence, so it is important to make 
sure you choose the right spell for 
your point in the game. 

One of the off-putting things 
about Warlock is it feels much like 
Pac Man at the outset. But there's 



you can feel your vital juices drain- 
ing away like some Del Monte 
passion frurtimce from a holed sty 
reform cup. There are two ways ot 
restoring hearth; either find and 
cast the Chaos spell, or locate a 
pentagram and stand in it for a 
while. Obviously standing still any- 
where simply means that the 



SPELL CHECKING TIME 

Whilst on your many travels you will have to make use 
of four spells. Here is a quick run down of what they do. 




1 WATER. A fairly wimpy spell 
used to deal with your basic 
grimlies. You'll find loads of 
them about the place 

2 FIRE. Going up in the world 
here. But you still need three 
to kill a measly ghost. 

3 ELECTRICITY. Still not in the 
higher reaches of the spell 



leagues. Two of these will 
take out a ghost. 
4 CHAOS. To the max with this 
one. Not only does the Chaos 
spell destroy everything on 
screen for ten seconds, it also 
restores you to health and fit- 
ness. It's the one everyone 
wants, So get it while you can. 




nasties get 
to breed more 
freely without ^| 
your prophylactic 
wand to stop them. 

Boy do they breed. 
There is no hanging around 
here. They pop up in front ot 
you, behind you, and even on top 
of you if you're not quick enough. 
There is simply no let-up in your 
quest to get to the lower levels of 
the castle and do damage to 
Acamantor himself. Aside from the 
demons, there are ponds, pools 
and traps which will keep you on 
your coasters for a few hours at 
least. Tim Smith 





It's a simple idea 
which doesn't become 
too tedious after a 
few plays 

Sound is a bit on the 
dull side. More blatts 
and squidges than 
atmosphere 
Horrible loading. You 
only get one life, so 
the first few plays 
make you all too 
familiar with the load- 
ing screen. 
Mapping is required, 
as are speedy reflexes 
and the correct use of 
spells. It's not just a 
blast-em-up. 
Graphically it's jumpy 
with a few strange 
perspectives. 



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Air-traffic control is not a 
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Controllers are not only responsi- 
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Tower FRA is a simulation, 
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of air-traffic control in Germany. 
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arrival section and departing flights that have Just taken off are passed to the tower. In the top left Is the 
flight list that tells you where a plane has come from and where (or what) they want to do* The right-hand 
keypad is the flight computer which carriers all the vital info (such as transponder codes) needed to get 
the planes down safely. The centre of attention will always be the radar window, here you watch the 
actions that you control unfold. Just click on the plane to communicate t and a radio controller appears. 





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to flick into view. The visual display 
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for flashy effects to fire the imagi- 
nation Tower FRA sounds 
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stakes. However, it is curiously 
compulsive once the procedural 
hurdles have been overcome and 
you begin to climb the air control 
kudos level. 

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the limited range of mechanical 



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1 Direction control 

2 Direction Indicator 

3 Height control 

4 Velocity control 

5 Turn command 

6 Send command 



7 Taxiway indicator 

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9 Flight Identification 

10 Radio Beacon 

11 Take-off /landing control 

1 2 Handover control 



effects allowed by the nature of the 
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effects air pocket. The speech 
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mand is fragmented and grates on 
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said, but the pilots have all taken 
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course; probably by post! 

Flight 723 
has been delayed... 

Tower FRA's other main flaw, lies in 
the manual. Few of us know the 
intricacies of air control and the 
desire to find out is one of the 
major reasons to play. The manual 
though, is patchy and doesn't tell 
you what to do in each role clearly 
enough. All the information is there, 
ifs just damned hard to find 
quickly. Which is exactly what you 
need when an air disaster is immi- 
nent. The walk through intro, for 
example, happily burbles command 
jargon that is only explained much 
later in the manual. This isn't 
exactly what your first time air-traf- 
fic controller needs and could be 
avoided with a comprehensive glos- 
sary (all found in one place) or at 
least an index. 

Once the first few suspensions 
from duty - the penalty for mess- 
ing up a mission - have been 
endured Tower FRA grows into a 
strong low-level control sim; that is 



complex enough to challenge but 
friendly enough to use. The voices 
still jar, but they can be tolerated. 
Ifs satisfying to have coped, even 
excelled, at the task especially 
after struggling with the manual. 
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mechanical. 

♦ A good range of diffi- 
culty and situation 
options. 

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confused to be 
really useful. 

♦ Limited in its appeal, 
but worth struggling 
with if you find the sub- 
ject interesting. 

♦ Odd game theme that 
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What? You mean it's wrong? But I've been a total Vogon for three 
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From humble obscurity as a 
footballer with Liverpool FC 
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On the fruity 

What you must do in his Arcade 
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options. Get it right and you may 
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Whilst you are attempting to 
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levels you still have enough time to 
collect the coins. 

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game, or keep it and start again. 
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on another bout with Emlyn and his 
relentless questions. 

Er...it's a fella 

Every so often you'll come across 
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ond or two to select the answer, 
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right and the game continues 
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wrong and you're dumped right 
back at the beginning. 

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tions, and they are all certainly up 
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dard. What makes things more 
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inverters. When your counter goes 
over one of these. Emlyn's thumb, 
up until now raised cheerfully, turns 
downwards. You must then answer 
all the questions incorrectly. 
Although you have a 66 per cent 
chance of doing this just by select- 
ing at random, it's much harder 
than you expect. Your immediate 
instinct is to scream out the cor- 
rect answer and click on it without 
thinking first. 



Questions, always questions... 



The difficulty of the ques- 
tions varies tremendously in 
all games of this genre. 
Emlyn Hughes Arcade Quiz is 
no exception. You might well 
be asked 'Who wrote 
the Pastorale Symphony?' 
Answer - Beethoven, as any- 
one knows. Or you might be 
asked rally driver Pentti 
Arikkala's nationality. Or 



when Queen Victoria died. Or 
what the largest land mam- 
mal is. Or even why Emlyn 
left A Question of Sport. 

Fortunately there don't 
seem to be too many of 
those annoying What was 
Band X's last album called?' 
questions, which are out of 
date about quarter of an 
hour after they're written. 



Meanwhile a graphic representation 
of Em' watches over all this with a 
face-aching smile. The only time 
you don't see it is when you answer 
incorrectly. His hand then whips up 
and bashfully covers that cheese- 
cake grin. 

Emlyn Hughes Arcade Quiz is a 
bit of a non-starter. What it tries to 
do it doesn't pull off with any con- 
viction. True, it does have a lot of 
questions, but it attempts to 
adhere too closely to the pub- 
machine format. It includes dire 
little tunes at the beginning of each 
round and even includes phrases 
like "Insert Coin to Play" and rolls 
coins across the screen whenever 
you make another 20p. 

What good is a pub quiz at 
home? It's lacking the only feature 
which makes it fun - a multi-player 
competitive element. It also lacks 
any incentive to keep you playing, 
Sure, you can win about 50 com- 
puter pence. But what good is 
electric money? James Leach 




Graphics are pretty 
rudimentary. 
There are a lot of 
questions covering a 
wide variety of topics. 
Sound simulates pub 
machine jangling far 
too accurately. 
Better keep the dosh. 
go to your local and 
spend it there (on 
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One of the three 'bonus levels' that appear after each tenth round. 



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Along, long time ago 
dinosaurs ruled the earth. 
Huge, lumbering beasts - 
nothing dared stand in their way. 
Well, nothing that could be eaten. 
Their power was awesome, particu- 
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supremacy within the food chain 
is comparable only to the infamous 
Bernardarus Mathewus of today. It 
certainly was no place for mere 
humans to try and survive. 
Unfortunately, it is into this inhos- 
pitable world that we must venture 
in order to save the human race of 
the future... 

Raquel Welch 

Seismic activity threatens to 
destroy the dinosaurs. 

Earthquakes, volcanoes and 
tremors are decimating the scaly 
inhabitants of prehistoric Earth. No 
bad thing? Maybe. Unfortunately, 
the insignificant, furry warm- 
blooded mammals that also 
occupy this hazardous land are our 
future. 'Man' has yet to evolve. If 
the dinosaurs die out, then our 
future generations go with them. 
Raquel Welch took on the trials of 



life one million years BC armed 
with only a champion cleavage. Our 
hero, Cronos Warchild, comes pre- 
pared with a time-machine. It is 
with this more practical - though 
decidedly less aesthetically-pleas- 





Special bonus! Cronos gets the 
chance to grab a whole row of 
score-swelling goodies. High- 
score egg-spected! 

ing piece of hardware, that Cronos 
must attempt to try and transport 
the eggs and the dinosaurs' off- 
spring to safer ground, and hence 
save the world. 

Each level of A Prehistoric Tale 
offers a new platform and ladder 
scenario. The idea of the game is 
to venture from the safety of your 
time-machine, collect as many 
eggs as you can possibly carry and 
then return them to the safety of 
your capsule. 

Obviously, this isn't as straight- 
forward as it sounds. Firstly, you 
can only carry three eggs at a 
time. Secondly, before too long 
some of the eggs start to hatch. 
Your prey, now worryingly mobile, 
have to be caged - simply picking 
them up is not enough. There are 
also baddies. Spiders, carnivorous 
plants, creepy-crawlies and 
spikes also adorn the 
screens and must 
be avoided or 
destroyed. Every 
now and then a 
swarm of parent 
dinosaurs - mis- 



guidedly thinking that your 'fiddling' 
with their offspring isn't healthy and 
will have ghastly effects upon their 
future toilet habits - will fly across 
the screen in an attempt to halt 
your progress. 

You must however keep coll- 
ecting eggs, caging babies and 
avoiding baddies until your energy 
level 'egg-spires' and you become 
'egg-stincf . tfs the usual routine - 
returning to the capsule restores 
your fragile energy reserves, collid- 
ing with baddies sends the scale 
plummeting towards the big zero. 

Of mice 
and marijuana 

Power-ups can be collected along 
the way. These come in the form of 
bonus points, mice, batteries to 
enable you to carry more than 
three eggs at a time, marijuana 
leaves which reverse the joystick 
polarity and other useful (well, less 
hallucinogenic) goodies. Collecting 
and then dropping a mouse on a 
platform will render it baddy-free 
for the rest of the level (or until the 
mouse dies). Mice are killed by 
dropping boulders on them. 

Apart from the theological 
implications of this incestuous- 
infanticide in reverse (that mouse 
could've been your great-great-etc 
grandmother), this also means that 
the creepy-crawlies can return in a 
renewed attempt to poo on your 
parade. 

Cronos must progress through 
80 levels of action before his mis- 
sion is complete. After each tenth 
level, one of three styles of bonus 
rounds will appear. These do well 
in breaking up the monotony of the 
gameplay but don't add to the 
adventure itself. The graphics are 
functional - the sprites are well 
detailed and move well - but really 




quite bland. Where A Prehistoric 
Tale does pick up points, however, 
is in the music department - 
the soundtracks are excellent. 

Unfortunately, this just isn't 
enough to raise it to a position 
above the common herd - there 
isn't enough depth to the game- 
play. It is most definitely fun to play 
(especially in the simultaneous two- 
player mode - you can drop 
boulders on your buddy), and it 
isn't as straight-forward as it first 
appears, but then again don't 
expect anything wonderful. 

For prehistoric fun, time- 
machines are all very well, but I 
think I would rather stick to 
Raquel's cleavage. Noll Wost 







Original game idea, 
requiring a basic 
amount of foresight 
and planning 
Functional graphics, 
but with only a few 
'nice touches 
Basic platform and 
ladder scenario offer- 
ing little extra than the 
basic format 
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Prodata is available now for the IBM 
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Amiga owners please note that you 
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Variable length fields, up to 300 fields p«< 

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Indexed files may have up to 10 indexes, which 
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Flexible layout design Includes held, text and 
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If Page 47 was Screenplay Intro, this must be SP Outro! 

Sreen Play 'outro' (SPOutro) is the little bit of Format where all those irritating 

loose ends are neatly tied together - or at least that's the theory! So all those 

games that came in too late for a full review this ish', or were too awful to merit a 
page, get the treatment here. 



SPOUTING 

OUT! 

So we say a game's the 
bestest thing since Mother's 
Pride bought a slicing 
machine! What does this 
mean? Should you immedi- 
ately sell the dog for medical 
experiments and buy the 
game with the proceeds? No. 
if s a recommendation, a 
statement that this game is 
enjoyable, playable, well pre- 
sented and is worth, in our 
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pennies in. 

The score a game gets is 
a shorthand method of relay- 
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low scores and the like. 

The score and the review 
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They should be viewed as an 
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terms of the initial financial 
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As a team we try to iron 
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■ Kixx £7.99 

Freescape stomps in at only £8 a 
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The fighting is a tad limited by 
'quantum' update, with ships sud- 
denly appearing on the sky line. 
ADS falls between the two stools of 
true sim and action arcade, but still 
remains a fun, if limited diversion. 



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Elite 


£24.99 


70% 


8 (6) 


Toyota Celica Rally 








Gremlin Graphics 


£24.99 


70% 


9 (9) 


Indianapolis 500 








Electronic Arts 


£24.99 


FG92% 


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Narc 








Ocean 


£24.99 


63% 


11 H 


Platinum 








US Gold 


£24.99 


Compilation 


12(15| 


Total Recall 








Ocean 


£24.99 


77% 


13 (HI 


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Beau Jolly 


£24.99 


Compilation 


14(5) 


Lotus Turbo Challenge 






Gremlin Graphics 


£24.99 


89% 


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Sega Master Mix 








US Gold 


£24.99 


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16 (16) 


Wheels of Fire 








Domark 


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Compilation 


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Mirrorsoft 


£29 99 


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St Dragon 








Storm 


£24.99 


82% 


19 h 


Manchester United 








Krisalis 


£24.99 


62% 


20 (22) 


Stridor II 








US Gold 


£24.99 


77% 


21 H 


Interceptor 








Electronic Arts 


£24.99 


See below 


22(14| 


Golden Axe 








Virgin 


£24.99 


80% 


22 H 


Super Off Road 








Virgin 


£24.99 


80% 


24(21) 


Ml Tank Platoon 








Microprose 


£24.99 


71% 


25 H 


Pull Blast 








UBI Soft 


£24.99 


Compilation 


26 H 


AMOS 








Database/Mandarin 


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N/A 


27 H 


Pun School 5 (5-7) 








Database/Mandarin 


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N/A 


28 H 


Fun School 3 (Und 


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Database/Mandarin 


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N/A 


29 H 


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Empire 


£29.99 


81% 


30 (-J 


World Championship Soccer 






Elite 


£24.99 


60% 



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PLAYING TIPS 



WINNERS 



BOX 



Some hatty 
thara are soma... ar... hefty 
winners? No thai can't be 
right. Never mind, the peo- 
ple In question are The 
Madelran Brothers for the 
Dragon'9 Lsir ff solution, 
Mich Hayes for the 
Robocop 2 diagrams and 
finally Alas Churchill for 
umg those poor little 
Lemmings. Vouchors will 
be on the way to you soon! 
N you think that you 
can do better than these 
tips, then got them in to 
OAMEBUSTERS. Amlam 

Format, 30 Monmouth 
Street, Bath BA1 2BW. Oh, 
and please keep those 
Oe/uxePainl maps and dia- 
grams coming in! They're 
much more useful (not to 
mention much prettier) 
than simple pencil and 
graph paper sketches! 




As the harsh winter turns into spring and the last of the frost 
melts off our codlings, the time comes when all young 
gamers are looking for a little excitement. So off they all go to 
the software shop to purchase the latest smash hit, only to 
find that the old difficulty level is set on BleedirY Impossible'. 
This looks like a job for secret tips expert MAFF EVANS... 



LEMMINGS 
COVER DEMO 

Right, you had the codes last 
month, so now it's time to let you 
know how to complete all 3 levels, 
yes! The third level IS possible 
after all! 

LEVEL 1 
This should be a doddle. 

To begin with, turn the second 
lemming that drops out into a 
blocker to stop the rush. When the 
first lemming is about to fall into 
the gap, turn him into a builder 
and keep building until he gets to 
the other side of the gap. Wait 
until he is about to hit the block 
and turn him into a basher. Now 
go back and make the blocker 
into a bomber to let the other lem- 
mings free. They should now all 
walk to the exit. 

LEVEL 2 
Watch out! There's traps about! 

Let each of the first lemmings out 
of each door walk a few steps, 
then turn them into blockers. 
Make the second lemming out of 
the left-hand door a floater and the 
second out of the right-hand door 
a blocker just before he reaches 
the water. This should stop any of 
them dropping into the drink! 

You should now have one lem- 
ming at the bottom. When he gets 
to the big block on the left, make 
him a basher to smash through it. 
Turn him into a builder when he 
gets through to make a bridge 
over the trap. Once he is past the 
trap, turn him into a builder again 



to bridge the gap to the exit. 
Remember to keep building until 
he's all the way over! 

Now you need to get the lem- 
mings left at the top down safely. 
To start with, make one of the 
lemmings on the right a miner (the 
one with the pickaxe) when he's 
facing right. Once he's digging, 
whop the release rate up to top 
whack. When they're all out of the 
doors, turn one of the lemmings 
on the left into a digger when he is 
above the grey, spongy rock at 
the bottom. The lemmings should 
all hang around in the shaft that 
the digger is making and drop 
safely onto the rock. To get the 
lemmings on the right free, just 
turn one into a basher when he 
gets to the grey rock to smash 
through. Now you'll have to turn 
the blockers at the top into 
bombers, but you should still get 
96% (hopefully)! 

LEVEL 3 
One way to freedom. 

This is the tricky one! It's a bit 
tough to explain, so refer to the 
diagram for help. 

Let the first lemming walk a 
few steps, then make him a 
builder and keep him building until 
he hits the wall. When you see a 
lemming facing left at the top of 
the ramp, make him a builder and 
when he runs out of bricks, make 
him a builder again. 

Referring to the diagram, turn 
a lemming at point A into a 
bomber. If you hit one right, he 
should walk up to point B before 

Continued on Page 107* 



ROBOCOP 2 



Another one of those sent in by 
so many people...' hints, this one. 
If you did send It in, thanks any- 
way. It's better to have hundreds 
than none at all! 

If you're having trouble beat- 
ing the gangs, then simply type In 
SERIALINTERFACE on the title- 
screen to access the cheat mode. 



now you can restore your energy 
by pressing F9 and skip levels 
withFIO. THAT hard, eh? 

Even with a mega-hard 
Robocop. the puzzles may be diffi- 
cult to beat, so here are the routes 
that you should follow. 

Maps sent in by 

Mick Heyes, Nelson, Lanes 




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blowing up, preventing all the wall. When he turns around and 

lemmings from trolling up the starts to walk the other way, wait 

ramps. As soon as you have done until he is two floor-blocks to the 

this, make another builder at point right of the end of the bridge he 

C and keep him building until he built over the fire pit and make 

has ramps zigzagging to the top him a builder. The timing is tricky 

I of the one-way block. As soon as - so be careful! Make him build 

he gets there, turn him into a twice so that he meets the top of 

floater so that he drops off the the ramp and walks down the 

end safely. other side. 

I When he's just about to reach Let him walk to the one-way 

| the fire pit, make him a builder block and turn him into a basher 

4444 4444^^^^^^^^^h| again, clicking on him once more to smash through it. Now you 

^V/iW-iV^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Bl when he runs of Dricks - He should (hopefully) have enough 

M444444 "i^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^M should have built two bridges over time to get all the lemmings to the 

V-«%V-«V-<\^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H tne P't< allowing him to drop safely exit. Make the first one there bash 

i * < ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^WJ on the other side. You don't want through the bridge at point D and 

.' im to go into the exit yet. so they should all escape. 

■ make him a builder to build a Alex Churchill, 

bridge over the steps up to the Bournemouth. Dorset 





DRAGON'S LAIR II - TIME WARP 




Another overpriced 'interactive cartoon' which isn't really all that 
interactive. Still, there are a lot of people out there who did 
actually buy it, so here it is - that solution in full! 

SCREEN 1 

When Dirk's mother-in-law starts to swing her rolling 
pin, push left. 

SCREEN 2 

Press down when the screen appears, then right 
when Dirk is on the drawbridge to escape the 
tentacle's clutches. 

SCREEN 3 

When the snake's head appears, press fire then 
move right. 

SCREEN 4 

Pull DOWN as soon as the screen appears then left to 
dodge the snake. 

SCREEN 5 

As soon as the Dirk appears move LEFT to dodge the mother-in-law then 
UP to jump on the snake. 

SCREEN 6 

Push UP to jump to the next ledge. 

SCREEN 7 

Whe the rock starts to shake from side to side, pull DOWN to make Dirk 
jump off the ledge, then pull DOWN again before he jumps into the hole. 

SCREEN S 

When Dirk is sitting on the time-machine press FIRE, then push UP. 

SCREEN 

When the monster appears, press FIRE to make him retreat again. 

SCREEN 10 

When the screen appears, push UP to make Dirk climb onto the time- 
machine, then quickly push RIGHT to make him jump towards the skele- 
ton. 

SCREEN 11 

When the serpent appears push LEFT then hit FIRE. Next push LEFT 
again to jump safely out of the ribcage. 

SCREEN 12 

Quickly pull DOWN when Dirk appears to make him land on the time- 
machine. When he gets there, press FIRE to hit the snake. 




SCREEN 13 

When Dirk lies down, press FIRE to 

swipe at the serpent underneath. 

Next, quickly push LEFT to 

make Dirk hold onto the 

machine and then LEFT 

again to pull himself onto it. 

Lastly, press FIRE to hit 

the last snake. 

SCREEN 14 

As soon as the screen 

appears, press FIRE 

straight away to destroy 

the serpent, then quickly 

push RIGHT. When Dirk 

places the sword on the 

time-machine then press FIRE 

to send Dirk right back to the 

prehistoric era. 

SCREEN 15 

When Dirk arrives, push UP to make him face 
the flying dinosaur quickly followed by FIRE. When the sec- 
ond dinosaur appears, then press FIRE once again. 

SCREEN 16 

Just before Dirk and the Pterodactyl reach Mordroc the Wizard, push UP 
to avoid his staff. 

SCREEN 17 

When the Pterodactyls reach the right-hand side of the screen, press 
FIRE to swipe at it and then push UP to drop down to the Pterodactyl 
beneath you. 

SCREEN 18 

When Dirk gets near the rocky ledge, push RIGHT to break free and jump 
onto the ledge. 

SCREEN 19 

When the screen appears, pull DOWN to make Dirk roll on his back, then 
press FIRE to hit the Pterodactyl. As soon as the next scene appears, 
pull DOWN, then you must immediately press FIRE. When the third scene 
appears, push LEFT and then quickly RIGHT to put on the wings, then 
push UP as Dirk starts to run to make him take off. 

SCREEN 20 

As soon as you start to see Daphne falling, pull DOWN to make Dirk 
swoop down and catch her. 

Continued overleaf » 



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PLAYING TIPS 



SCREEN 21 

Pull DOWN to make Dirk dive m the mud. then push RIGHT to collect the 
sword. Finally push UP to get back to the time-machine. 



On this screen. Dirk will climb the vine without you doing anything! 



When the angel appears, pull DOWN then push UP to avoid the wand and 
continue climbing. 



ST DRAGON 



with the serious amount of weaponry that this steel serpent has, 
the going can stttl be a btt lough. What can you do? Simply hri the 
cape tack key and entet OECAFFEINATED followed by Return. The 
the scrse* should acrofl to show mat you have IMtnfte 

j Darren Cham! 

Trow. 



When Dirk appears through the clouds, pull DOWN to avoid the wand 
then push LEFT. 

SCREEN 25 

Push UP twice to escape from the angel and the babies (!) and climb 
over the wall. 

SCREEN 26 

When Dirk appears, push LEFT then DOWN to land on the branch, then 
push UP then RIGHT to escape. 

SCREEN 27 

When Dirk confronts the snake, press FIRE to swipe at it. 
then hit FIRE again to make it drop Dirk. Finally, press 
FIRE once again to defend yourself. 

SCREEN 28 

Push RIGHT when Dirk starts to swing to the right, 
then push UP. 

SCREEN 29 

Pull DOWN when Dirk is being carried up by the 
snake, then push RIGHT when he drops to the floor. 




he top 
ibert. 




TTJTT 



ISLAND DIZZY 



This little budget game seems to have found quite a lew friends 
judging by the charts, so here Is a mile tip-ei 

As soon as the game starts, type in ICANFLY. Now stand at the 
hs beech and Jump. Well, guess what? Olzzy can ftyj 

t • surprise 

Adrian Pannet, 
Shrewsbury, Shropshire 



Mb* 



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SCREEN 37 

When Mordroc is just about to fire the enegry bolt, push UP. 
quickly followed by FIRE to throw the Death Ring. 



SCREEN 38 

The Death Ring falls on Mordroc's finger. 



31 

Press FIRE as soon as the screen appears to activate the time-machine. 

SCREEN 32 

Push UP to make Dirk jump onto the rock and press FIRE to throw the 
sword through the Wizard's arm. 



SCREEN 33 



The scene cotinues... 



Mordroc expresses his apparent distress at getting pierced by a sword. 

SCREEN 35 

When the screen appears, push UP, then LEFT, then DOWN and finally 
RIGHT to escape. 

SCREEN 30 

Push UP to make Dirk jump on the rock, then push RIGHT and hit FIRE to 
retrieve the Death Ring. Finally, push LEFT to escape. 



As soon as the screen appears pull 
DOWN to retrieve the sword. 

SCREEN 40 

Pull DOWN to leap from the rock and 
press FIRE to destroy the gas bag. 

SCREEN 41 

Before the rocks above start to crumble, pull 
DOWN to jump to the floor, then push LEFT and 
immediately after push UP to reach Daphne. 

SCREEN 42 

When Dirk starts to bend over, pull DOWN to avoid the flying 
Pterodactyl, then press FIRE When the second Pterodactyl comes 
along, press FIRE again. 

SCREEN 43 

When the Pterodactyl appears, press FIRE to swipe at it and when It 
comes around again, press FIRE to hit it. 

SCREEN 44 

Daphne starts to awaken from her deep sleep. 

SCREEN 45 

When the Pterodactyl comes along, press FIRE. 

SCREEN 46 

The big finale. Daphne falls into Dirk's arms and they embrace passion- 
ately... that seems strangely familiar! 

The Madeiran Bros, 

London 

Continued on Page 110 1 



NEXT MONTH'S TIPS 



After slugging it out to produce a bestseih 
tips book as well as this marvelous section 
every month. Matf has decided to farm 
some of his GAMEBUSTERS out to Ms 
slaves. They have been working away 
to put together some pretty extensive ; 
Captive tips, which we will try to start i 
bringing to you next issue. Also ~ 
impending are Prince of Persia tips 
and maps. For these and other p " 
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Follow the yellow line for the best 
route around the first two Lavalite 
levels. It isn't necessary to collect 
all the jewels on the first level In 
order to complete it, but you have 
to get the lot on level two. 






i 



Simply follow the route of the 
yellow line on the map, and you 
will find the exit at the same 
point where you entered 




This is the first level to confront you with 
trampolines. The most important thing Is to 
start your run-up in the correct position, and 
the jump will take care of itself. If you follow 
the route marked on the map at left, the first 
jump should be started in the middle of the 
square with the red arrows surrounding it* the 
second from right against the wall, and the 
third from the back of the second square of 
the "Diving board" all jumps run-ups should be 
done using the fire button for extra speed. 




The only 
critical bit 
of this other- 
wise simple level 
Is to use the green square 
switch, and then the green round 
switch, to put all the lifts in 
motion. Then travel across the 
lifts using timing to avoid taking 
any drops that are too large. 



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Worlds 




Make the black lift raise by acti- 
vating the red switch, when It 
is level with the cross ramp 
stop it with the blue 
switch. After collecting 
the jewels, use the lift as 
a ramp to jump over the 
black switch. Start at 
the very back of the lift 
platform, and accelerate 
using the joystick button 
for extra speed. You 
should now find the next 
gargoyle door open for you. 





Collect the four fuel 
balls at the corner of 
the platform, It 
doesn't matter at this 
point whether you touch the 
green switches or not. Then acti- 
vate one of the brown switches to 
make the gargoyle door raise. Now you must not touch 
the green switches or the door will fall again before you 
can exit this room, so follow the path through the 
switches and under the door. 



After collecting the fuel, stan* 
on the blue switch, as near to 
the gargoyle door as possible, and 
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ur first step, namely the 
drawing of pictures and 
graphics objects, couldn't 
be simpler. Nowadays almost all 
graphics design work starts with 
programs like Deluxe Paint These 
programs are not just for artists and 
'doodlers' - they are also brilliant 
development tools. You can use them 
for everything from creating static 
displays to designing gadgets, menus 
and anything else you might need. 

To save pictures, almost all 
Amiga graphics packages use a stan- 
dard devised by Electronic Arts and 
adopted by Commodore called the 
Interchange File Format, or IFF. 

One option for reading graphics 
into your program is to use IFF pic- 
tures and brushes directly. Electronic 
Arts and Commodore have released a 
substantial amount of information for 
those wishing to produce programs 
that read and write IFF data and this 
includes public domain utility software 
to help. Anyone doing a lot of IFF pro- 
gramming will find this useful, even 
though it is heavy going to start with. 

Displaying a Picture 

Picture data is stored as a series of 
data items representing the video 
'scanlines'. Each scanline consists of 
the data from each of the bitplanes, 
possibly followed by an additional 
'pseudo-plane', defining the masking. 
The 'interleaved' approach ensures 
that all of the data needed to produce 
a given scanline is kept together - 
this is often convenient. 

Providing you understand this 
programming you can use uncom- 
pressed data simply by reading (and 
dennterleaving) the rows of pixel data 
and pushing them into the appropri- 
ate bitplane memory locations of your 
application program's display. 

Unfortunately, there is usually a 
minor snag. Most programs that pro- 
duce IFF picture files compress each 
row of their BODY chunk data using a 
scheme that is known as 'ByteRunl* 
compression. Before you can use this 
data it has to be decompressed, so 
thafs another problem to be solved. 
The public domain decompression 
routine, called UnPacker, was written 
by Jerry Morrison and Steve Shaw of 
Electronic Arts and you'll find it listed 
in Addison Wesley's Includes and 
Autodocs manual. 

The Bitmaps 

Pictures are stored using an IFF form 
called an interleaved bitmap (ILBM). 
This is actually quite a simple concept 
if you think about it carefully. Each 
pixel (little dot of colour) on the 
screen is represented by a 'bit' of dig- 
ital information (a or a 1 in binary). 
The bits are laid out in a 'map' that 
shows the position of the pixel on 
screen: so the top-left bit in the 
bitmap represents the top-left pixel on 
the screen. 




We gave PAUL OVERAA a Deluxe Paint background 
drawn by Maff and asked him to write a demo to whizz a 
sprite around over it using the joystick. The end result is a 
simple lesson in how to get your pictures into games... 



FIGURE 1 

The colour of lh« top- 
left ptxel on the 
screen, like every 
other pixel, is defined 
by one or more bits in 
memory. These bits 
are organised in 'bit- 
planes' which make up 
the bitmap'. This 
maens that each pixel 
has its bits read 
through from back to 
front of the bitmap. 
The more bitplanes 
there are, the greater 
the number of colours 
possible: 2, 4, 8, 16 or 
32 with 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 
bitplanes respectively. 



The bitmap is actually composed of a 
number of layers, each of which is 
called a 'bitplane*. In the simplest 
case, if you are only using two 
colours on the screen, one bitplane 
would suffice: so each bit could be 
set to either 1 or to represent black 
or white, say. 

If you want more colours on the 
screen, you simply lay a second bit- 
plane on top of the first. The colour of 
our top-left pixel is then read by tak- 
ing the top-left bit from both bitplane. 
Two binary digits mean you can have 
four colours. The more colours you 
want, the more bitplanes you add: 
three bitplanes give eight possible 
colours, four bitplanes give 16 and 
five bitplanes makes the maximum 32 
colours. See Figure 1 to get a better 
idea of this. 

The data itself is a 'contiguous* 
(ie uninterrupted) block of memory 
which represents the one-bit-per-pixel 
rectangular bitplanes. To display a 
'real' pixel, as you probably already 
know, the hardware grabs the respec- 
tive pixel bit from each bitplane and 
uses that data to identify not the 
colour of the pixel but the number of 
a colour register which is to define 




the colour of the pixel (a technique 
known as colour indirection). This is 
why a four-colour display can be any 
four colours, not merely a pre-set and 
unchangeable four colours. 

Here's an Image... 

Bitplane data in this final form is very 
useful. It can actually be blitted into 
and around the display area very eas- 
ily. More importantly, the format 
corresponds very closely to a high 
level Intuition object known as an 
Image. Why is this of interest? Well, 
ifs because Intuition offers routines 
for displaying Images which are 
extremely easy to use. One of the 
simplest functions, a routine called 
Drawlmage, has these parameters... 

DrawImacR : ■ _ 

image_poi: I _ et. 

The image_po»nter parameter is NOT 
a pointer to the bitplane data - it is a 
pomter to a Wock of information 

called an Image structure. It is this 
latter item (definition shown below) 

which holds a pointer to the real bit- 
plane data... 

■■ Sdge, TopBdge; 

-5 acs position ::" 

• 

:., Depth; 

• •■■; ■ cplane 

of image ' ' 
USKRT TmageData: 

' this points to the bii lane da:a ■ 
ubyte PianePick, PlaneOnOff; 
/* see RK: ials for deci. 

ict :rage ' :nage; 
'• allows link to e inage • 

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These type of structures act as 
'Image descriptors', they give the sys- 
tem the location and size of the 
bitplane data, and indicate where and 
how it should be displayed, 

Good News, Bad News 

So, the bad news is that it is neces- 
sary to do quite a lot of complex 
manipulation in order to get an IFF 
picture into a form where some sim- 
ple graphics calls could display it. 
The good news is that there are a lot 
of IFF-to^mage converter utilities float- 
ing around in the public domain, and 
there are also a number of commer- 
cial packages, such as 
PowerWindows, which also have IFF- 
to-lmage conversion facilities built in. 
This means that nowadays the 
programmer does not even need to 
know how the IFF-to-lmage conversion 
is done, unless of course they are 
particularly interested. It is possible 
to draw a picture using DPaint, save it 
as an IFF file (using brushes for stor- 
ing small pictures) and then use a 
pre-wntten utility to convert the IFF 
file to that all-important Image defini- 
tion. Once the graphics are in this 
latter form the DrawlmageO routine 
makes the rest easy. 

Programming in C 

Be warned - the C type definitions 
are MUCH larger than the data blocks 
you are attempting to build. It's not 
hard to see why... two bytes, written 
as a sixteen-bit C hex number, eg 
OxFFFF, takes three times as much 
space. A five-bitplane low-resolution 
30K compressed IFF picture can eas- 
ily decompress to 50K and so end up 
as over 150K in final C source code. 

Depending on the utilities used 
(and the amount of memory available) 
you may therefore find it necessary to 
split full screen backgrounds into a 
number of sections and compile them 
individually. Often if the background 
has a repetitive theme (eg space 
scenes containing loads of stars) you 
can use small brushes and duplicate 
the resulting images as many times 
as is necessary. 

This month's demo picture was 
created using DPaint III and the result- 
ing IFF files converted using 
PowerWindows. PowerWindows, inci- 
dentally, was also used to create the 
colour maps. The result? Ready-made 
Image definitions containing all the 
necessary data and looking some- 
thing like the listing in Figure 2... 

This type of material can be read 
directly into the program's source 
code or compiled separately. Bitplane 
data, incidentally, has to be accessi- 
ble to the custom chips, so it needs 
to be placed in chip memory. 

Sprites 

Amiga graphics elements (GELS) 
come in several forms although 
essentially they are all based on 




HIT LEFT 



DEMO BY PAUL OVEXAA 
FIRE BUTTON TO QUIT 



This Is what the demo 
screen looks like after- 
being pulled from 
Deluxe Pmlnt into the 
program. It's simple 
enough, but it makes 
the point. 



combinations of virtual sprites and 
blitter objects (Bobs). Virtual sprites 
are sprite definitions which the Amiga 
GEL system's sprite manager jams 
into harware sprites as and when they 
are needed. In other words the sys- 
tem is able to re-use the hardware 
sprites for different purposes at dif- 
ferent positions on the display. 
Outside of the graphics system 
proper come the real sprites, ie hard- 
ware sprites, and it is one of these 
objects (known as a Simple Sprite) 
that I've used in the demo. 

To use a hardware sprite several 
things need to be done. First, a 
SimpleSpritestructure needs to be 
set up. The first word in the 
SimpleSprite structure is a pointer to 
the sprite data. As you'll see from the 
spriteimage structure comments in 
the demo code on the Coverdisk, 
sprite images do not use the conven- 
tional bitplane layout. Nor do they use 
the normal colour register arrange- 
ment. Hardware sprites function m 
pairs, and when used mdivdually, can 
have three colours plus a transparent 
(zero) colour. 

Once a sprite definition has been 
set up. a hardware sprite can be 
obtained, initialized, and moved 
around using these standard graphics 
library calls... 

GetSpriteO 

allocate a sprite for exclsive use 

ChangeSpnteO 

modify a sprite's appearance 



FIGURE 2: IMAGE DATA 

USHORT chip ■y_na»e_l»efle„(Ut*U - ( 

0x0000. OxOOOO, OxOOOO. OxOOOO. 0x0000. 0x0000. 0x0000. 0x0000. 

\/\/\/\/\/\ lot* of data /\/\/\t\/\/\/\/ 

OxOOOO, 0x0000. 0x0000, 0x0000. 0x0000.0x0000, 0x0000. OxOOOO 

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Struct Image my name image ■ < 

0,0, /" XY origin relative to container Top Left ■/ 

273,37, /• Image width and height in pixel! V 

4, /* number of bitplanes in Image •/ 

my.nam* lmage_data, /■ pointer to ImageData •/ 

OxOOOF, 0x0000, /• PlanePick and PlaneOnOff •/ 

MULL /• next Image etructure •/ 



MoveSpriteO 

change the sprite's position 

FreeSpriteO 

return sprite to the system 

The calls themselves are very 
straightforward and you'll find exam- 
ples of all four in the source code for 
the demo. 

The Gameport Device 
Trts manages access to the Amiga 
joystick and mouse port connections 
at the operating system level. There 
are actually two units, unit and unit 
1. with the former dedicated to 
mouse fiput whilst Intuition and the 
Input device are functioning. The 
gameport device is extremely flexible 
and rt is impossible to do it any real 
justice n the space available. 

L*e al Amga devices the game- 
port device uses a set of standard 
Exec type device calls 
OpenDevceO. CtoseDeviceO. DolOO. 
SendKX), and AfcortKX). Commands 
are avatfabte for clearing, interrogat- 
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device. A* of this has to be set up 
before the device can be used and, 
because suc~ ::r*a:;'; *m Fai -eg 
the gameport mujht already be m use 
by another program]. Quite a few 
checks need to be performed. My 
approach is based on the 'resource 
vector" tecnmoue that I talked about 
in Issue 17 of Arnga Formal 

The program uses my standard 
routines to perform al of the alloca- 
tion and settug up operations If 
something f**s then the routines 
automaticaly execute the necessary 
deallocatm-' shutdown code 

Some Last Words 

The joystick messages coming into 
my program are of class 
IECLASS.RAWMOUSE and contain, 
amongst oCher thngs. the vV move- 
ment ir»vjfrnatwn.Wo>ti tne example 
program I use a loop to monitor this 
joystick mortment and then move the 
sprite accortfngy. 

The Coverdtsk contains source 
code named demo.c. You will also 
find, under the name, demo.h two 
neader files... a genera* header which 
contains =icooes »defmes and 
some gtooa variables and a demo 
header wtacfe contans screen/win- 
dow definftons and some graphics 
data. The man background image 
sections were comprfed separately 
and are not on cfcsh s*mpty oecause 
of ther size^ One mage, a smaller 
d orientated fragment was kept in 
the demo header tte so that there 
was at least one real image structure 
to look at r i the source code. 

Wei. that's about it for this 
month. Tve had to skimp on detailed 
eiptanations of thngs such as the 
gamec:-: :-* r. - : y you no* -now 
where to look for extra details. 



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Following our popular series of 
Deluxe Paint animation tutorials for 
experts, MAFF EVANS shows 
beginners how easy it is. Simply 
use the Coverdisk files along with 
these step-by-step instructions to 
produce your own TV cartoon. 



Deluxe Paint 3 for 

Animation 




In recent issues of Amiga 
Format, Dean Agar has provided 
some tutorials on producing 
some rather strange rolls, wipes and 
fades on Deluxe Pamt. This time, 
we've come up with a somewhat dif- 
ferent piece for you to construct. 
Instead of using DPamt to produce a 
standard animation effect, this tutorial 
shows you how to produce a short 
cartoon-like piece. 

Unfortunately you'll need at least 
one Meg to create animations, so all 
you budding Rolf Harrises without a 
half Meg expansion or more. Sorry! 

To get started, simply boot up 
DPamt III and load the picture file 
PARTS from the Coverdisk. You will 
be asked if you want to change to the 
format of the picture, so click on YES 
to load it. 



BELOW: The part* 
screen, which contains 
the components for 
the animation. 



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Once the picture has loaded, press J 
on the keyboard to swap screens. 
Now go to the FRAMES in the ANIM 
menu and select SET Set the number 
of animation frames to 60 and click 
on OK. Next, go to the CONTROL 
option of the animation menu and set 
the RATE to 10. 

Now press J to swap to the 
scratch page and pick the TV up as a 
brush. Swap back to the first anima- 
tion frame and place it in the middle 
of the screen. This forms the basis of 
the animation and therefore should be 
copied to all the other frames. To do 
this, select COPY TO ALL option 
from FRAMES {once again, in the 
ANIM menu). 

Now, believe it or not, you should 
click on CLR and select CURRENT 
FRAME to blank the frame. I know 



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you a clean start to the cartoon when 
the animation is played back. Now 
thaf s set up. we can properly start to 
produce our cartoon! Just follow the 
steps printed below (using the 
scratch pad - also called the spare 
screen - to pick up the parts) to con- 
struct your filmette. 




IThe beginning of the animation 
■ portrays a TV being turned on, 
so we need to first make it appear to 
be switched off. Hit J to go to the 
scratch page and pick up the power 
button (to the left of the main TV) as a 
brush, then go back to the anim and 
advance a frame by hitting 2 on the 
keyboard. Now place the brush over 
the power button on the second 
frame. Once you have done that, 
select a normal brush and draw a 
black line down the right-hand side to 
form a shadow and blank out the little 
red LEDs. Now use FILL to fill the yel- 
low screen with black. Repeat this for 
frames three and four. 



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■ fill the yellow area on the 
screen with black, But you must 
remember to leave the white reflec- 
tion lines alone, otherwise the screen 
will look rather flat. 




3 Press J to get back to the 
■ scratch pad and pick up the 
grey speckled rectangle as a brush. 
You want to pick up as much as pos- 
sible, so hit F 10 to turn off the menu 
bars down the top and side. Go back 
to me anim and select STENCIL-MAKE 
from me EFFECTS menu. Click on the 
yellow square, then hit INVERT and 
MAKE to mask all the colours except 
yellow. Now just put the speckled pat- 
tern over the screen on frame seven 
so that it completely covers the yel- 
low and place it down. On frames 
eight, nine and ten, do the same, only 
move the block into a new position on 
the screen, making sure that it still 
covers the yellow. 




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■ and pick up the white bar. Go 
to frame 1 1 of the anim (making sure 
the stencil is still on) and press F2 to 
select COLOR mode. Select black 
from the palette and place the bar at 
the top of the screen. Now select 
MOVE from the anim window, enter 
the settings shown, and hit draw. 
Repeat this whole process for frames 
15 to 18. 




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You should now be on frame 
19. Put the bar at the top (in 
black once again) and select MOVE, 
changing the settings to the ones 



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shown, then hit DRAW. Select the 
stencil-make again and hit MAKE to 
refresh the mask. Now repeat step 
three for frames 11-28 (hit 1 on the 
keyboard to skip a frame at a time). 




6 For good measure, place the 
■ block on the screen of frame 
29 as well! 




■W By now you should be on 
Mm frame 30. This part is easy! 
Just fill the yellow with black up to 
and including frame 49, then go back 
to frame 35 and hrt the button below 
the Escape key to turn off the stencil. 




9 You should now be on frame 
■ 40. Go to the scratch pad 
and pick up the second version of the 
message. Line it up with the message 
on frame 39 and move to frame 40 
before stamping it down. 




10. 



Go back to the scratch 
and pick up the third ver- 
sion of the message. Line it up with 
the message on frame 40 and stamp 
it down on frame 41 . Pick up the first 
version from the scratch pad again. 
line it up and stamp it down on frame 
42. Select MOVE, set the count to 
four and hit DRAW. Skip past the next 
four frames to get to frame 50. 




MGo to the scratch pad and 
■ select white as the back- 
ground colour by clicking on it in the 
palette with the right button. Now 
pick up the Amiga Format logo at 
about the size shown 




8 Switch to the scratch page 
■ and pick up the little 'DUP' 
message on the left. Now place it in 
the corner of the screen on frame 35 
as shown. Select MOVE from the 
ANIM menu and set all the X. Y and Z 
values to zero. Set the COUNT to five 
and hit DRAW. 



M »JA Go to the amm (which 
■ HiH should be on frame 50) 
and switch the stencil back on. Now 
go to the brush menu and select 
DOUBLE from the SIZE option, then 
place it at the side of the screen 
as shown. 



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values as shown, then hit DRAW. Now 
go back and fill the spare yellow bits 
(NOT the letters!) with black. 




M Jg You should now be on 
I ■#■ frame 55. Hit the BRUSH 
tool with the right-hand button to 
return the Format logo to its normal 
size. Go to frame 60 and stamp it 
down m the middle of the screen. 




M ■■ Call up the MOVE 
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enter the values shown. Make sure 
that you select the MOVE TO button 
(the one with an arrow pointing 
TOWARDS a dot) before hitting 
DRAW. Now go back and once again 
fill the spare yellow bits with black 
(watch those letters). 



you, 

ladies and gantlemen! 
Right! Your animation is now com- 
plete! If you've followed the diagrams 
and the instructions properly, you 
should now be able to hit 5 on the 
keyboard to see your cartoon TV 
come to life in your very own anima- 
tion, ff it doesn't quite look right, then 
load up TV.amm from the Coverdisk 
-use LOAD from the ANIM menu, not 
from the picture menu - to see how it 
should look, then try again! 

This is just a basic animation to 
show some of the cartoon effects 
which can be created quickly and sim- 
ply - even by those with very little 
artistic bent. Try creating a few origi- 
nal frames and experiment with the 
move requester. Some very nice rota- 
tions and slides are possible with 
similar techniques. Just boot up the 
program, sketch a quick picture and 
mess around with some numbers. 
You could soon be coming up with 
your own special effects! 



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The Supra Corporation has a 
reputation for producing very 
serious expansions indeed. 
Surface UK are now importing some 
of these desirable products. 

This offering is a metakased unit 
that plugs into the left-hand side of an 
A500. Contained within are three ele- 
ments: a hard drive cartridge, a small 
(more on this later) RAM expansion 
area and a SCSI port for attaching 
SCSI peripherals. 

An important point when talking 
about hard drives is who really needs 
them. If you use your computer for 
just one job - word processing, for 
instance - then you don't usually need 
to swap lots of floppies as part of 
your working routine- 
On the other hand, if you need to 
have lots of different programs ready 
to hand, then a hard drive offers an 






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ideal solution. Putting all of your pro- 
grams onto one big disk (a good 
definition of a hard drive) makes Irfe a 
lot easier. Plus you've usually got lots 
of space left for data files - pictures, 
text, sound samples, whatever. 

Another advantage of a hard 
drive »s that you can set them up to 
automatically boot up to Workbench, 
if you want to use the CLI or Shell, 
format a floppy, or the hundred and 
one other mundane tasks that 
Workbench takes care of, you don't 
need to go back to a floppy disk. 

Please note, though, that only 
Kickstart 1.3 Amigas can do this. If 
your machine displays a hand holding 
a disk with the message "VI. 2" when 
you reset it, then you can't get any 
hard disk to autoboot. You can still 
attach and use them - but you will 
have to boot up from a floppy first. 

Advancing technology 

Hard drives are getting cheaper in 
real terms. A few years ago this sort 
of expansion would have cost more 
than £1000 - the hard drives avail- 
able then were slower, smaller and 
had less expansion potential. 

What does it offer then? The 
SupraDnve XP is housed in a colour- 
matched metal case. The connector 
is offset, which means that the unit 
sits back from the A500: it looks a 
little odd. It has an autoboot on/off 
switch to disconnect the drive if you 
want to play a game from floppy, a 
set of DIP switches for changing the 
SCSI ID code and a through-port to 
connect other peripherals. 

Inside there are eight chip sock- 
ets to plug extra computer RAM into. 
You can either plug in 256K X 4 



DRAMs. which gives up to 2 Mb of 
extra memory or 1 Mb X 4 to give the 
futl 8 Mb. The only snag is that 1 Mb 
chips are very difficult to obtain and 
are expensive. As standard it is fitted 
with 0.5 Mb of extra RAM. 

Personally I wish that the unit 
would take SIMM (Single Inline 
Memory Module) units. These are lit- 
tle cards which plug into expansion 
units with the minimum of fuss. Still, if 
you track down a supplier for the 
right memory chips they'll probably 
cost about the same. 

One thing that you don't get is a 
power supply. The drive worked fine 
without one on a standard A500, but 
it would have been good to have had 
the option - many A500 power sup- 
plies do not spare much electricity for 
this sort of expansion. Anything which 
can power a Commodore A590 hard 
drive will fit into the unit, but the man- 
ual doesn't give any indication of how 
these are wired for the enthusiast 
who wants to make his own. 

Gripping stuff 

Once you plug the drive in and sit 
down, you really appreciate the man- 
ual, ft contains lots of detail and 
explanation on how the SupraDnve 
works, as well as trie included soft- 
ware - SupraBoot, SupraToo/s and 
ExpressCopy. 

I'll be talking in more detail about 
these on the following page dealing 
with the A2000 version of me 
SupraDnve. but they really are 
excellent quality utilities A bonus is 
that the documentation talks about 
them in a simple, uncluttered manner. 
At the same time, it doesn't miss any- 
thing at all. 



ABOVE: The 50OXP is 
an A500 hard drive 
sculpted to flit with the 
lines of the Amiga, 
though it does sit back 
flrom the flront ofl the 
computer slightly. 



■ Supra products 
ore aimed at 

everybody and 

assume nothing. 

As hardware, the 
SupraDrive 500XP is 
nothing very special 
- but as an add-on 

that everydoy 
human beings can 

get on with and 

even explore, it's 

very good indeed * 



This is the real strength of this partic- 
ular make of hard drive. The Supra 
Corporation products are aimed at 
everybody and assume nothing. 
Partitioning and setting up the drive is 
a painless affair, thanks to the soft- 
ware. Splitting hard drives into 
different areas makes them easier to 
use and stops the problem of one 
partition affecting the whole drive. 

You can choose which partition 
the drive boots up from, which are 
mounted to the Amiga standard, and 
which are left alone. This means that 
PC and Macintosh emulators can 
access partitions set up in the format 
that they need. If you have problems 
setting up your drive. Supra's Tech 
Support line will help. 

As hardware, tne SupraDnve 
500XP is nothing very special - but 
as an adck)n that everyday human 
beings can get on with and even 
explore, it's very good indeed. 



VERDICT 



PURPOSE : 



Hard disk drive expansion for the A500 



VERY GOOD 



New keeps you hanging around and 
supports the last filing system for the 
best working speed. 

DOCUMENTATION: EXCELLENT 

Lots oi Information, good index, plenty of 
help with troubleshooting. 

ACCESSIBILITY: EXCELLENT 

The Included software lets you set up the 
system to exactly what you want. 



VALUI 



AVERAGE 



Not the cheapest hard drive, not the most 
expensive. You pay tor quality. 



FEATURES; 



VERY GOOD 



The only real let-down Is the fiddly RAM 
expansion - and even that Is better than 
many other hard drives. 



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For really expert users, a special util- 
ity called SupraEdit is included. This 
lets you delve and change things 
even more. Changing the priority of a 
drive, selecting what type of memory 
the drive buffer uses (Fast, Chip, or 
Chip if no Fast is available), making 
an automatic mount list, DMA mem- 
ory masking for 32-bit accelerator 
cards or changing DOS ID number - it 
can do anything. Wisely such power is 
kept m a separate program, to save 
the system from careless cock-ups. 

Cake icing 

Finally, supplied with all this is yet 
another utility called Express Copy. 
This is an archival back-up utility, to 
make copies of your hard drive in 
case it goes wrong and needs to be 
reformatted. Selective back-ups can 
be made - tor instance, all the files 




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This is the 'Zorro 2' version of 
the SupraDrive, which means 
it can be connected internally 
to both the A1500 and A2000 (the 
difference between these being cos- 
metic) as well as the A3000. 

It consists, as such peripherals 
always do, of a card with a hard drive 
unit at one end. The only distinguish- 
ing feature is that this unit is of the 
"half height" variety, which means 
that when the card is fitted it doesn't 
hang over the expansion immediately 
to its right. 

Rather than give the background 
information to hard drives or end- 
lessly extolling the physical virtues 
and vices of such an unremarkable 
looking expansion, I'll be concentrat- 
ing on the software and manuals 
which come with all SupraDnves. 

Starting out 

First point of contact is, of course, 
the manual. In eight chapters with 
three appendices and a full index, it 
begins by telling you exactly how to 
install your particular hard drive with 
some illustrations to help you along. 

Then it gives a low-down on boot- 
ing up, using and turning off the drive. 
A special park program is included to 
park the drive heads when you switch 
the machine off - this saves wear and 
tear when moving the unit around. 

An in-depth look at another utility. 
CUMate. follows. CUMate is a handy 
gadget for system management. It 
can display the contents of two differ- 
ent devices at once (for instance, a 
floppy and a hard disk partition). 
Various functions it can do include 
making new directories, copying 
individual files or batches of files 



ABOVE: The Zorro 2 
version of the 
Supradrive is an Amiga 
2000 card. It features 
a half-height drive unit 
(the grey metal box) 
which Is convenient in 
Its compactness. 



* The SupraDrive 

cuts across the 

user/techie 

boundary - simple 

enough for the 
person who wants a 

lot of disk space, 
complex enough to 

build a SCSI 
system with multiple 

file formats * 



between these devices, display and 
print files out to a printer, and display 
IFF pictures: it will even cycle the 
colours of these if you want it to. 

After this comes a bit on the CLI 
or Shell, for tasks which CUMate can- 
not do. This is a little short, and could 
do with a bit more raw information, 
but then again full low-downs on this 
subject can occupy whole books. 

Setting up 

From there on the manual delves into 
using the hard drive initialization soft- 
ware, SupraFormat This looks pretty 
standard but includes a few special 
options on top of the standard parti- 
boning and formatting options: 

a) Drive partitions can be 
remapped. This wilt go through every 
sector that the partition occupies and 
check it to see if it has developed an 
error. It wipes all the files from the 
partition, so wisely it defaults to off 

b) One partition must be the boot 
partition. The others can either be 
automatically mounted or set to skip, 
for mounting with custom format sys- 
tems like MS-DOS. 

c) Amiga partitions can be set to 
use the old filing system, so software 
which doesn't like the FFS can be 
placed in a special partition. 

d) Partitions can be zeroed 
individually. This means that you can 
decide to clean out just one partition 
(say it's full of old data that you don't 
want to keep) and leave others intact. 

SupraFormat is not only easy to 
use but also to a large extent intelli- 
gent: that is, it will calculate free 
space left on a hard drive automati- 
cally. It will also cope with extra SCSI 
drives hooked on the back. 



that have been altered since a certain 
date, or matched with a particular file- 
name H can oe used either from 
Workbench (in which case it displays 
a screen with all the options on it) or 
quickly run from the CLI or Shell if 
you're happy typing in obscure com- 
mands with a keyboard. 

There's a couple of things about 
the SupraDnve that I'm not happy 
with. You can't put extra memory on it 
at ail and the SCSI identity number 
cannot be changed (unlike the 500XP 
version reviewed overleaf). 

But. as with the 500XP, the 
SupraDrive provides a lot more docu- 
mentation and utilities than other hard 
drive designs. It cuts across the 
userAech»e boundary - managing to 
be simple enough for the person who 
wants a tot of disk space, complex 
enough to build a SCSI system with 
multiple file formats for an Amiga with 
a couple of emulators. 



VERDICT 



PURPOSE: 



Hard disk drive expansion lor the 
A1500/2000/30QQ, 



VERY GOOD 



Can be set to 'blind read/write dala for 
extreme speed access. 

DOCUMENTATION: EXCELLENT 

The same manual covers both the 2000 
and A 500 models superbly. 

ACCESSIBILITY: EXCELLENT 

Bundled software really sels up your sys- 
tem for good. 

VERY GOOD 



FEATURES: 

A500 peripherals lend to be more expen- 
sive than this sort of equivalent. 

FEATURES: AVERAGE 

When all Is said and done, this is just one 
hard drive amongst many. 



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TESTBENCH 




LEFT: The SupraRAM 
2000 expansion can 
take your Amiga up to 
the maximum 8 Mb of 
RAM. Many of the com- 
ponents are mounted 
in sockets, which is a 
more reliable system. 

BELOW: The expan- 
sion for the A500 is 
the SupraRAM 500, a 
compact unit and well 
made, but not cheap. 



SupraRAM 2000 

A2000 RAM expansion ■ £ 1 1 9 unpopulated 



Surface UK 08 I 566 6677 




s with the SupraDrive, this 
memory expansion will fit 
into any Amiga that isn't an 
A1000 or A500. The above price is 
for an empty board, without any RAM 
chips fitted at all. The board takes 
standard 256 X 4 DRAM chips, which 
are fairly easy to get hold of. The 
board must be populated in steps of 



2 Mb. which will cost about £100 - of 
course, if you're buying all the chips 
that the board can handle (8 Mb of 
memory) they'll cost less per chip. 
The only advantage of buying in bulk. 
If you're not happy about handling 
chips yourself, then ready-populated 
boards can be obtained from the 
supplier, but you pay extra for this: 




PURPOSE: 

Full (up to B Mb) RAM expansion board 

for A 1 50Q/A2QGG/A3G0Q. 



AVERAGE 



Works at the standard 100 nS speed of 
expansion RAM. 

DOCUMENTATION: AVERAGE 

Nothing special on this one, although II 
covers all the necessary points. 

ACCESSIBILITY: VERY GOOD 

Doesn't really mean much when ii come* 
down to It 

VALUE: AVERAGE 

No better or worse than many other mem- 
ory expansions. 



FEATURES: 



AVERAGE 



It's good to see that it has a decent test 
diagnostic, although the fiddly memory 
settings are not that special. 



a 2 Mb SupraRAM 2000 will set you 
back £249.95. Larger set-ups pro- 
gressively cost more. 

The board is manufactured to a 
high standard, uses sockets for most 
components and is very slim, so it 
doesn't cover up other expansion 
slots m the machine. Installing it is 
both s*np*e and complex. Putting the 
board m is the easy bit. but telling the 
board how much memory its got 
involves a complex system of coded 
jumpers, men a jumper has to be set 
on the board and a program run to 
make sure everything is hunky-dory. It 
gives you as much memory as you 
can ever attach to an Amiga, and 
after that it's down to you to use it. 



SupraRAM 500 

A500 0.5Mb trapdoor expansion ■ £69 



Surface UK 08 I 566 6677 



If you have an A500 and only 
ever buy one extra, chances are 
that the extra will be 0.5 Mb of 
memory that fits into the underside of 
your computer. Such expansions are 
myriad, and range in price from the 
official Commodore A501 at £100 
down to ultra-cheap £30 boards. 

The SupraRAM 500 is a very well 
manufactured board which comes 
boxed with a help sheet. Included on 
the design is a real-time clock - a 
standard feature of many similar 
expansions. Fitting is easy enough, as 
is usual with such boards. The manu- 
facturing quality is very good. 
although there the praise ends. I'm 
sorry to say. 

For a start, the board has no dis- 
able switch. This means that if you 
want to load software which doesn't 
like extra memory (some games, for 
example) you have to unplug it. This 
makes for extra wear and tear that 
wouldn't be necessary with a switch. 




FURTHER READING 

It you are considering buying a RAM expansion lor your 
Amiga, I suggest you look back to the massive Testbench 
report back in AF 16. Similar boards from Ashcom. Datel. WTS. 
Ladbroke/Zydec and Trilogic were reviewed, as well as ones 
with more capacity than 0.5 Mb. 



Another point is that the all the chips 
are soldered directly onto the board, 
rather tnan being mounted in sockets. 
AJtnough this makes for cheaper man- 
ufacturing costs, it also makes it 
much more difficult to replace faulty 
components On top of this the clock 
chip cannot be grounded to make it 
forget a silty time and date (some 
software does set the date strangely 
for no apparent reason). 

I'm sorry, I just can't quite recom- 
mend this board. So many others do 
all that it can do and more for (pro- 
portionately) much less money. 
What's wrong with being cheap? 




ASOO 5 Mb RAM RAM expansion (hat fits 
In the trapdoor slot. 

SPEED: VERY GOOD 

As good as the Internal memory speed 
Some boards are not so fast. 

DOCUMENTATION: AVERAGE 

Contains useful Information but nothing 
on upgrading chip memory. 

ACCESSIBILITY: 






Socketed chips are tricky to get repaired. 



VALUE: 



POOR 



Plenty of UK firms make bettor boards 
than, and this one cheaper. 

FEATURES: EXCELLENT 

No disable switch Is fitted, and there Is no 
chip memory option. A pity. 



136 AMIGA FORMAT APRIL 199 1 



AMIGA A500 COMPUTERS 



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Amiga A500 with TV Modulator" 

MJC PRICE £299.95 

<pnc& includes VAT & delivery i 



COMMODORE AMIGA A500 
SCREEN GEMS PACK 



Includes Deluxe Rami 2 and 4 top games 

OUR PRICE £359.95 

with ' ? meg expansion, add £30 
with Cumana 2nd drive add E60 

prices include VAT and insured delivery. 
add £5 tor express couner 



COMMODORE A590 HARD 
DRIVE 



autobooting from WB 1.3 
OUR PRICE £279.95 

with 1 meg fitted 319.95 
with 2 meg fitted 349.95 



GRAPHICS & VIDEO 






Disney Animation Studio 

Latest graphics package from the 

world famous Disney Corporation 

RRP £99.95 MJC PRICE C74.95 



Pagesetter2 49.95 

Deluxe Paint III 59.95 

TV Show, by Zuma 55.95 

TV Text Professional, Zuma ..11 9.95 

Deluxe Video HI 79.95 

Pixmate ................. 39.95 



ZVP VIDEO STUDIO 

Great video production package 

requires min, 1 meg & 2 drives 

E89.95 



RENDALE 8802 GENLOCK 

£169.95 

8802 Mode Switch Box £31.95 



Rombo RGB Splitter see "Specials" 

VIDI-Amiga see "Specials" 

Digiview Gold v4 109.95 



SOUND 



MASTERSOUND - 

SAMPLER 
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QUARTET 
MJC PRICE £34.95 



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NEW!! PROTEXT version 5 

A very fast, command based 
package, now benefits from pull- 
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control, holds up to 36 documents m 
memory, newspaper style columns, 

new Collins dictionary, new tile 
selector. Still the best wp for using 

your pnnters fonts and effects. 
1Mb required 

RRP £149.95 our price C99.95 

NEW!! PROTEXT version 4.3 

For 512k machines, now benefits 

from the pull-down menus and some 

other features of version 5. 
Still only C64.95 

PRODATA 

Amor's database has excellent data 

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per data file, and uses many of 

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DEMO DISKS 

For Protext V5. V4 or Prodata 
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VIDI-AMIGA 

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available for the Amiga. Grabs 16 

shade mono images from any 

domestic VCR (with composite video 

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NTSC VERSION £75.00 

320x200 RESOLUTION 
PAL VERSION £85.00 

320 x 256 RESOLUTION 

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Power supply for above £4 95 

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Photon Paint - 
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NEW!! • EXPANDABLE 
UPGRADES 

RAM expansion boards upgradeable 

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Plugs into normal expansion slot with 

no soldering, and includes disable 

switch and battery backed dock 

POPULATED WITH 0.5 MEG 49.95 

POPULATED WITH 1 MEG 69.95 

POPULATED WITH 1.8 MEG 109.95 

NOTE. When expanding by more 
than 0. 5 meg. an internal connector 
is required (connector not included. 

invalidating your warranty 
INTERNAL CONNECTOR 14.95 




MEMORY EXPANSIONS 

1/2 Meg internal expansions for 

A500's. Real time clock and disable 

switch included. Will not invalidate 

warranty. 
C31.95 




CUMANA CAX354 DISC 
DRIVES 

Quality brand-name 3.5' drives 
including thru port, disable switch and 

no hassle one year guarantee. 

INCLUDES FREE VIRUS-X UTILITY 

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DEVPAC version 2 
£39.95 



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•nciudes Cable and delivery 

£249.95 



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MJC PRICE JUST 

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Naksha Upgrade Mouse 

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Inlofile 37.95 

Superbase Personal 29.95 

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Maxiplan Plus 54.95 

Superplan 69.95 

Superbase 2 ♦ Superplan 
MJC PRICE C99.95 



REPLACEMENT POWER SUPPLY 

provides up to 30% more power to 
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Fun School 2. 8-12 years 12.95 

Fun School 3 - 5 program* pmt disc 

Fun School 3, 2-5 years 1595 

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Fun School 3, 7-12 years 1595 

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French Mistress (12-adult) 14.95 

German Master ( 1 2-adult) 14.95 

Spanish Tutor (12-adult) 14.95 

IMavis Beacon Typing, 12+ 19.95 

LCL Educational Software: 
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Micro English (8-GCSE) 19.95 

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Micro French (8-GCSE) 19.95 

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1. Prof Plays a New Game 19.95 

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Star LC-200 Colour 10.95 

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Heat Transfer Ribbons 
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Citizen 120-D 10.95 

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Four Player Adaptor £4.95 

Data Switches (2-way serial or parallel) £15.95 

Mouse/Joystick Extension £4.95 

A4 Desk Top Holder £7.90 

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Amiga Screen Filters £12.95 

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Brother HR15/20/25/35 


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1 >/2 meg upgrade (with clock}. £89.95 

Features include: ON/OFF memory switch, 

auto-recharge battery backed clock, 

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Philips Colour Monitor £249.95 

(ref. CM8833) 
11 x 91/2 S.P plain 70 GSM Micro per paper 

Pack 100 £2.50 

Pack 250 £3.95 

Pack 500 £5.95 

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here's never been a simple 
tool for creating works and 
publications just for display 
on a computer. Somewhere down the 
line people assume that you will want 
to take the information out of the 
computer and into the real world. 

For techies, this is an intuitive 
freeform multimedia application 
generator with Arexx support, DOS 
support and a stand-alone feature. 
Happy? The best description I can 
give of HyperBook is that it can cre- 
ate totally electronic books. The first 
thing to understand is that it works 



At the top right is a set of four tools 
for flicking through the pages and a 
large blue button. The curious will nat- 
urally press this, which brings down 
the full set of tools for creating a 
HyperBook - they're described in full 
on this page. 

How do you actually change 
things? The program has four modes 
of working. Normally ifs in reader 
mode, so you can't change anything, 
but edit mode lets you make 
changes. Say you wanted to create 
the list mentioned above. You would 
click on the edit tool, click on the cre- 



Nuts and Bolts 

HyperBook opens up a whole new 
area in Amiga computing. Now any- 
body can write applications without 
having to learn a specific system - 
ifs so freeform that you can set-up 
your own HyperBooks to do whatever 
you want - and you can distribute or 
sell your applications. 

There is just one thing I'm not 
happy with. The program is slow at 
editing, meaning you have to be 
patient. The actual HyperBooks, once 
created, run at a perfectly acceptable 
speed: I'm just impatient! 



Keeping up with the latest advances in video and graphics, we look at a new 
'true colour' framebuffer and image grabber. PAT MCDONALD reports. 




Application Generator ( 1 Mbyte) ■ £99 ■ Gold Disk/HB 0753 686000 



much the same as a normal book. 
You have to create a page, which can 
have four, eight or 16 colours in high 
resolution, and always has a name, 
which defaults to "Pager. u Page2'* 
and so on, but can be easily changed 
to something more meaningful. 

On each page are objects. These 
can be boxes of text, sections cut out 
of IFF pictures, hand drawings made 
with the in-built drawings editor, lists 
of different subjects, or buttons. Each 
object has a separate action: that is, 
something happens when it is clicked 
on with the mouse pointer. 

Actions can be of eight different 
types. An object when clicked on can; 
do nothing, go to a different page, 
show a picture, show or hide an 
object, display some text, run a DOS 
command {such as running ShowAnim 
to display an animation), perform a 
standard Arexx command or run a 
predefined Arexx macro. 

Say you were creating a 
HyperBook dealing with your software 
collection. On the front you would 
have a large list with each piece of 
software listed - when you clicked on 
these a different page with a full 
description and perhaps a picture of 
the program running. If you can't fit all 
of your collection in a list on the front 
page, you could have a front page 
with an A-Z index of the list on it. 

Down to Earth 

If you can use Workbench, that is 
point and click with a mouse, you can 
get on with HyperBook within a few 
hours. All features use the standard 
WIMP system on Workbench - a drag 
bar at the top of a window, sliders at 
the sides, and two front and back 
icons at the top right. It's so simple 
that ifs a real effort to describe it. 



ate list icon, and cut out a box on the 
box. Further editing on this box is 
done by moving the mouse pointer to 
it and pressing the left mouse button 
- this surronds the object with a 
ghost window. If you keep the button 
pressed, you can move it precisely to 
where you want it. 

Want to get inside an object and 
edit the action? Press the right mouse 
button. This brings up a separate 
action menu, where you click on the 
particular action required (go to a 
page, for example). 

When you've finished your editing, 
the program automatically jumps 
back to reader mode, which can be a 
nuisance during a big editing job. 



VERDICT 



PURPOSE 



Versatile Information display generator 

AVERAGE 



Can take a few seconds for HyperBook to 
pick up objects - otherwise fin*. 

DOC UMENTATION: VERY GOOD 

Thorough introduction, with a separate 
booklet listing possible uses. 

ACCESSIBILITY: EXCELLENT 

Superbly easy to get on with once you 
know what everything does. 



VALUE: 



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Nothing else on the market comes close. 

FEATURES: VERY GOOD 

Simplicity is the key - HAM picture 
cutouts look terrible. 



THE INTERFACE AND HOW IT WORKS... 



READER TOOL: This is what the pro- 
gram is usually set to. It allows you to 
browse and read through the 
HyperBook currently loaded. 

BIN TOOL: The Bin area is used to 
transfer data between pages. Think of 
it as a marshalling depot. 

REWIND: Goes to the previous page in 
the page list. 

FIRST PAGE: Goes to the start page. 

BACKSPACE: Takes you to the last 
page viewed. HyperBook remembers 
the last 50 pages viewed. 

CREATE NOTE: Lets you *a li f» i a box 
ar*d put text into it 

CREATE DRAWING: Brings up m 
window with si 
tools like line, 
size. 

CREATE LIST: For making a list of dif- 
ferent words. I 
do somethinq different when clicked 



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brush 



] a list of dif- 
in the list can 
hen clicked 



EDIT TOOL: For altering and changing 

what is on the pre s ent pag » . Clicking 

on this will highlight the edit icon and 

I tout and graph- 
ics on a page. 

GROUP TOOL: By taking several differ- 
. and grouping them into one 
I object, you can manipulate much 
larger areas simultaneously. 

-ORWARD: Goes to the next page In 

the page list. 

LAST PAGE: Jumps to the last page in 

the HyperBook. 

CONTENTS: Displays a list of every- 
thing in the HyperBook 

REATE BUTTON: For creating just 

action buttons 

f PIC: Brings up a requester bo* to 
load in pictures from a seperate disk. 

CREATE PAGE: Sets up a new page. 
This option can also be selected from 

the overhead menus. 



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Horn VI .2 £32 00 

Rom VI .3 £32 00 

8520 CIA. £1700 

5721 Buster £16.00 

68000 MPU £24 00 

41256 RAM £4.00 

LF347 £250 

8362 Demse £29 00 

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A-niga 500 Screen Gems Pact« £370 00 512K RAM Plus Clock £4500 

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Lemmings £16.99 

Chase HQ II £16.99 

Supremacy £18.99 

Lotus Esprit £16.99 

Speedballll £19.99 

Kick Off II £13.99 

Powermonger £19.99 

Mig29 £19.99 

Team Yankee £19.99 

F19Stealth £19.99 

Rogue Trooper £12.99 

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Robocopll £16.99 

M1 Tank Platoon £19.99 

Prince of Persia £14.99 

James Pond £12.99 

Pro Tennis Tour II £17.99 

Toyota Celica £16.99 

Botics £12.99 

Boxing Manager £12.99 

Magician £19.99 

Buck Rogers £22.99 

Chess Champ 2175 £17.99 

Super Off Road £16.99 

ZOut £16.99 



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Dragons Lair II £29.99 

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Total Recall £16.99 

Cricket (1 Meg) £16.99 

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Narc £16.99 

4D Sports Boxing £16.99 

Team Suzuiki £16.99 

Captive £16.99 

Battle Chess II £19.99 

Fire & Forget II £16.99 

Bomber Bob £9.99 

Khans' Squash £14.99 

Revelation £14.99 

Naksha Mouse £25.00 

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£19.99 

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FULL BLAST 
AMIGA £19.99 

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AMIGA £14.99 

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Cables 

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AMIGA A500 SOLDERLESS RAM UPGRADES 




512K 



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/-- Fully populated board Increases total RAM In A500 to 2MB I 
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Good quality Commodore Hard Disk urtt. inducing its own PSU and bun* cooing tan 

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APRIL 199 1 AMIGA FORMAT 147 



The essential package for all your BACK-UP needs! 

Now includes HARD DISC BACKUP & FILE BACKUP. 




*The most comprehensive back up utility ^includes floppy 



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IBM etc discs. *Checks discs f< 



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discs in 48 seconds. *Full update service available. 

X-COPY PROFESSIONAL caters for all your needs, included in the package is a small 
hardware interface that plugs into the external disc drive port at the rear of the Amiga 
and your external disc drive (if you have one) plugs into the back of the interface. This 
allows the DIGITAL BIT IMAGE COPY MODE to use the ADAPTIVE PULSE WIDTH 
MODULATION routines to backup virtually all known discs. 

AVAILABLE MOW ONLY £39.99 plus ei.oo postage and packing 

1988 COPYRIGHT ACT. Siren Software neither condones nor authorises the use of its software for 
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illegal to make copies of copyrighted material without the permission of the copyright holder. 



X-COPY PROFESSIONAL IS THE BEST, GUARANTEED 

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WORD PROCESSORS 




his latest version promises 
to deliver even greater levels 
of word processing power 
without sacrificing anything in the 
speed department. It boasts both 
spell checking and thesaurus facili- 
ties, plus the usual multi-font and 
graphic import facilities you'd expect 
Like all word publishing pro- 
grams, previous releases of ProWnte 
suffered terribly from the speed prob- 
lems that are associated with using 
multiple fonts. But with the release of 
ProWnte 3. things have definitely 
changed. Even if you're working on a 
huge document crammed full of dif- 
ferent font styles and pictures. 
ProWnte 's text rendering continues at 



then ProWnte will actually write your 
text under the picture. If the picture 
was produced in DPamt, ProWnte will 
treat colour as transparent, allow- 
ing you to flow text around the shape 
of your graphic with some clever use 
of margin settings. 

ProrVrrte doesn't support struc- 
tured clip art, which is an omission 
which I just can't understand. After all. 
the quality of illustrations once pnnted 
out would be immeasurably better 
than that of bitmapped graphics. For 
Postscript users in particular, such an 
option would make a big difference. 
Who knows, perhaps after reading 
these reviews, both New Horizons 
and MSS might respond. 



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New Horizons/Silica 08 1 309 III! 



a blistermgly fast pace - at last it 
seems someone has worked out how 
to use fonts other than the standard 
Topaz without slowing things down to 
an unbearable crawl. 

You've got a fair bit of control 
over the format of your document. In 
true DTP style, you can split the page 
into up to four linked columns, which 
makes either program an ideal choice 
for anyone who wants to produce a 
fanzine or newsletter without having 
to learn the technicalities of a dedi- 
cated desktop publishing program. 
Although you can alter the column's 
gutter (the space between columns), 
ProWnte does not seem to display 
the change in column size on-screen, 
which is hardly true WYSIWYG. 

Text processing tools are pretty 
comprehensive. There's the usual cut- 
ting, copying and pasting of blocks, 
left, right and flush justification and 
centring of text, olus full search and 
replace facilities. In fact, just about 
every word processing tool you're 
ever likely to need is in there. 

Getting Graphic 

ProWnte and Excellence! (see Page 
155) are very similar in many 
respects, but the similarities end 
when it comes to importing graphics. 
Unlike Excellence!. ProWnte treats 
graphics separately from text. As a 
result, you can move a picture around 
the page and paste rt down just about 
anywhere you want, which is a consid- 
erably more flexible approach. 

Text can also be run around a 
picture simply by altering margins. If 
you leave the margins as they are, 



For the illiterate amongst you, 
ProlVnte offers both spell checking 
and thesaurus facilities. Neither are 
quite as powerful or even quite as big 
as those of Excellence!, but they are 
still pretty impressive. ProWnte offers 
a lOO.OOOword spell checker, and 
300,000-word thesaurus. 

Paper Play 

ProWnte will also output to Postscript 
devices, although you'll need to invest 
m a separate ProScnpt Postscript 
module to take advantage of this. I'm 
quite surprised that New Horizons 
didn't build ProScnpt into ProWnte. 
This would have made both products 
almost identical in their capabilties. 

ProWnte does a pretty good job 
of printing to Preference-supported 
printers. If II print your document as a 
straight graphic dump or as a mixture 
of both text and graphics. The quality 
of output is on a par with Excellence!. 
so apart from the lack of built-in 
Postscnpt. there's little difference. 



ABOVE: As this picture 
shows, text can easily 
be flowed around 
imported pictures. 



BELOW: The ProWnte 
thesaurus provides a 
quick and easy way of 
looking up alternatives 
to words. 



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you'd espett frtei a word Publishing program 

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end when it cones to importing graphics. Unlike Excellence 1 , Prohrite 



Conclusion 

Where ProWnte really scores is in the 
speed department. Word publishing 
programs have never really been the 
Ideal choice for anything other than 
short letters, but ProWnte breaks that 
rule. Indeed, its speed is so great 
that it actually rivals many conven- 
tional text processors. 

There's no doubting the fact that 
ProWnte is a very able word publisher 
and processor and there really is very 
s little to separate it from main rival 
Excellence.'. Features wise, neither 
has anything that the other doesn't - 
but in particular, Excellence's spell 
checker and especially its thesaurus 
are a cut above the rest. Then again, 
ProWnte's graphics handling stands 
out as superior. Your choice! 



VERDICT 



PURPOSE 

A word processor with graphic import 
and multiple font capabilities 



EXCELLENT 



SPEED: 

Text rendering speed is second to none - 
il even runs rings around some dedicated 
text processors! 



DOCUMENTATION: 



GOOD 

Some sections are a little vague, but on 
the whole things are handled pretty well. 

ACCESSIBILITY: EXCELLENT 

If you ve already used a word publisher . 
then you II have no problems getting to 
grips with ProWnte X 

VALUE: OOOD 

A shade more than Excellence 1 but users 
of v2..5 can upgrade for £49.95. 



FEATURES: EXCELLENT 

Spell checker and Thesaurus are not 
quite up to the standards of Excellence'.. 
but It's still pretty well endowed. 



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150 AMIGA FORMAT APRIL 199 1 



WORD PROCESSORS 




here's no doubting that both 
Excellence', and ProWrite are 
powerful products, but they 
both have one major problem - you 
need at least a megabyte and a cou- 
ple of drives to run them. OK, but 
what happens if you only have a 512K 
machine with just a single drive? You 
buy QuickWrite, that's what. 

QuickWrite is a budget-priced 
high-performance word processor 
that has been specifically designed 
with the basic Amiga in mind. With 
such minimal requirements, you'd be 
right not to expect too much in the 
way of fancy features, but you'd prob- 
ably be very hard pushed to find a 
word processor that offers so much 
for so little 



RIGHT: All of 
Quick Write'% function* 
are accessed via pull- 
down menus. 



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QuickMrite nay have lost nam 
but what renains is still one 
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fonts, screen update is note4 
is an inpressive achievement in 
probably the fastest word processor 
although it has to be said that 
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ult, if you want to change resolution whilst QuickUrite is loaded, 
(U'll have to exit the progran, nake the neccessary changes and then 
eload the ' 




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Uhere basic word processing tools are concerned. QuickUrite has got 
the lot. Rs you'd expect, you can nark blocks of text and then cut, 
copy and paste then either within the sane docunent or even to another 
■:unent entirelu. QuickUrite's speed reallu cones into its ot 



♦Page I 




The second word processor this month is adapted ProWrite to give 
entry-level users a chance. JASON HOLBORN bottoms out with... 




Word Processor ■ $75 (UK price soon) ■ New Horizons/Silica 081 309 I I I I 



In truth, though, QuickWrite isn't actu- 
ally a new program. Instead, New 
Horizons have simply adapted 
ProWrite to run on a standard A500. 
Obviously something had to go, so it 
comes as no great surprise that 
many of the memory-hungry features 
that categorised ProWrite as a 'word 
publisher' have been chopped. 

As a result, it's no longer possi- 
ble to use either multiple fonts or 
graphics within your documents. 
Gone too is ProWnte's thesaurus 
(which is something of a shame) and 
QuickWrite's spell checker dictionary 
has been reduced in size from 
100,000 words to a just 50,000 - 
how will you cope! 

Screen Scene 

What remains is still one hell of a 
program. Because QuickWrite no 
longer has to mess around with all 
those different fonts, screen update 
is very rapid. As it stands, QuickWrite 
is probably the fastest word proces- 
sor yet produced for the Amiga. 

It can be run in both medium and 
high resolution with a maximum of 
eight colours. Surprisingly, you can't 
actually change the screen set-up 
from within QuickWrite. Instead, you 
have to alter the program's 
ToolTypes' using the Workbench Info 
menu option. You have to exit the pro- 
gram, make the necessary changes 
and then reload the program again. 

Where basic word processing 
tools are concerned, QuickWrite has 
got the lot. As you'd expect, you can 
mark blocks of text and then cut, 
copy and paste them either within the 




icr*tn *xl*U if noleably fasttr than that of ProUriW, Uiich 1 
nprvtsiv* Khitwenfnt in its»lf. 



ABOVE: Text can be 
copied from one docu- 
ment and pasted down 
into another. 




same document or even to another 
document. QuickWrite's speed really 
comes into its own when you start 
editing an existing block of text. 
Unlike most word processors, 
QuickWrite boasts automatic text 
reformatting, which means that even 
as you type, your text is reformatted 
before you very eyes for every char- 
acter you add or delete. 

As mentioned earlier, QuickWrite 
does have a spell checker which, 
although useful, is hardly worth writ- 
ing home about, Thesaurus wise, I'm 
surprised that New Horizons didn't at 
least leave m a scaler>down version 
of ProWnte's thesaurus, which would 
have given QuickWrite a major advan- 
tage over its competitors - even 
Protext doesn't have a thesaurus. As 
it is. if you want a thesaurus then 
you'll have to invest in something like 
Kuma's K-Roget (or you could just buy 
a book - it's cheaper!) 

One very nice feature is 
QuickWrite's compatibility with Gold 
Disk's Professional Page. QuickWrite 



will allow you to both load and save 
ProPage text files, complete with 
style codes. With ProPage 2.0, this 
feature has become somewhat redun- 
dant - it has a built-in 'Article Editor' - 
but it'll be of use to anyone who has 
yet to upgrade. You can also load 
ProWrite files, although QutckWnte 
ignores font or graphic information. 

Conclusion 

QuickWrite isn't the ultimate in word 
processing, but it's about as close as 
you're likely to get on a basic Amiga 
500. It includes just about every word 
processing tool you're likely to need 
and, most importantly, it's fast and 
unobtrusive to the creative flow. If 
you can live without graphics, 
QuickWrite is definitely worth a look. 



VERDICT 



PURPOSE 

High-speed word 
checking facilities 

SPEED: 



processor with spell 



EXCELLENT 

quite simply the fastest 



QuickWrite Is 

word processor you're likely to find. 

DOCUMENTATION: GOOD 

In concordance with the ease-of-use 
philosophy, It's clear and simple. 

ACCESSIBILITY: EXCELLENT 

QuickWrite is fully intuition-based. 
you'll suss It out In no time. 

VALUE: 



Coming In at |ust E7S, QuickWrite com- 
pares very well with the competition. 

FEA TUR E Si GOO D 

It would have been nice If the thesaurus 
had stayed In, but on the whole 
QuickWrite Is a powerful program which 
should satisfy even the most demanding 
of word processing needs. 



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Volume 




tf you are familiar with computers 
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they all have in common: they all have 
an operating system. 

The operating system performs 
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for the computer, and is what really 
gives a computer its look and feel. 
The Amiga's particular operating sys- 
tem is called AmigaDOS - how's that 
for originality? 

Mastering AmigaDOS 2 sets out 
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Desktop Guide 

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the new version incorporated in the 
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Mastering 




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Volume 




tf Volume 1 is so good, what is the 
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Keeping pace with advances 
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"What's a 24-bit image bufferr I hear 
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rfs a card which can store and dis- 
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Manipulations 

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What it can do very well is prepare 
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In a few months time G2 hope to 



ABOVE: Mixing differ- 
ent 24-bit images is not 
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02 logo is overlayed 
over a Sculpt face. 



INCOMPATIBLE 

There has been a positive explosion of 24-bit display systems 
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have ready a 'simple' 24-bit paint 
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World First 

The main strength of the VD2001 is 
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1 70 AMIGA FORMAT APRIL 1 99 1 




us/c X is undoubtedly one 
of the finest music utilities 
for the Amiga and is now 
released in version 1.1. However 
there are one or two areas which 
were targeted as 'growth areas' when 
the original version was released that 
have not really come up to the mark. 
We were promised that there 
were to be plenty of editors and voice 
library facilities in forthcoming 
upgrades. The unfortunate thing is 
that on the present version there is 
not a new library or editor in sight and 
in actual fact one of the original faults 
is still present. 

The Amiga Format phone has 
also received your queries and prob- 
lems regarding this area so rf you 
have also been puzzled and ripped 
the manual to shreds in search of elu- 
cidation, worry no more. This is what 
does, or rather does not, happen. 

Hearing Voices 

Apart from sequencing, sound- 
creating and generally being very 
clever with MIDI keyboards. Music X 
also has a voice library page. The 
concept is quite simple although the 
execution is difficult. You can talk 
directly to any synth. pull the voices 
from it in data form and store it on 
your disk. 

No more hunting around for the 
correct sound: you simple load up the 
voice library, play the sequence and 
away you go with the correct sounds 
in the right place. 

Well that's the theory and for the 
most part it works. In order to do this 
Music X uses what is termed as a 
Protocol: that is to say a template of 
coded instructions that talks directly 
to the heart of the Synth's memory 
banks and transfers voice data back- 
wards and forwards to the Amiga. 
Each make and model of synth 
requires a different Protocol and with 
version 1.0 there was a promising 
but incomplete set that we were 
assured would be added to. 

If you have just the Protocol, you 
can pull in voices from the synth and 
display them on the library pages and 
store them as separate files. Two 
synths, the Roland D-50 and Yamaha 
DX-100, had been singled out for spe- 
cial treatment as there were excellent 
graphic editors for them. 

This was a brilliant bonus. No 
more precious pennies forked out on 
separate voicing software as this util- 
ity was all part and parcel of the 
Music X suite. The sad fact is, how- 
ever, that there are no new Protocols 
in the latest version and no additional 
synth editors. 

No Editor 

Although there are plans to release 
two or three new Protocols to enable 
you to store voices there are no plans 
to make any new editors available. 
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stump up a reasonable consideration 
for such a useful facility and judging 
from your phone calls and my 
enquiries there are plenty more who 
would be willing to do so. 

The niggling error that occurred 
in version 1.0 is still present too. If 
you try to load in the Yamaha TX81Z 
editor an error message. 'Old Music X 
Formaf, appears. This means that 
this editor was created in a pre- 
release version and has not been 
adapted for the final version. 

The UK end of Microlllusions is 
handled by The Software Business. 
They are making some new protocols 
available for the Roland's D- 
110 and U-220 tone modules but 
they are still looking for new ones. If 
you have been beavermg industriously 
away creating your own, then why not 
get m touch with them? 

CONTACT: The Software 
Business: 0480 496497 



THE X-CLUSIVE CLUB 



Meanwhile the guys al Monumental Music have spotted a gap in the market and have launched 
Club Sequence, a monthly newsletter written with owners of Music X in mind. Each issue contains 
articles and tips, not only on MIDI and sequencing, but also on other related and useful topics such as 
copyright law, recording techniques and sampling. 

Each Issue comes with a cover-mounted disk with useful utilities plus examples and some will 
even have a demo cassette as well. They are also running up new Protocols as fast as they can and are 
planning to cover the Korg M1, Yamaha SY series and Kawai synths to start with. Other goodies on 
offer are over 500 song sequences, an hour-long Instruction cassette for newcomers to Music X and a 
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costs a reasonable £9.99 and to join the club cost only £25 for one year. Members will get the benefits 
of an on-line help service and other special offers. Can you afford not to join? 

CONTACT: Club Sequence: 0634 280680 



APRIL 1991 AMIGA FORMAT 171 




SO HOW DOES A PROTOCOL 
WORK, EXACTLY? 

Part of the MIDI code Is an area known as Systems Exclusive 
or SysEx lor short. When an instrument first receives the 
FOH (In hex) code it waits to see what follows as this means 
that some exclusive data is imminent. What will follow Is a 
series of codes that define the make, type and model. Only If 
the instrument agrees with all this will communication be 
possible; thus making It Impossible for voices to be trans- 
ferred from, say, a Yamaha to a Korg synth. 

This is the first hurdle In creating a Protocol. You then 
need to know what the codes are to get the Instrument to 
agree to dump or receive voice data Into its memory and this 
will have to be gleaned from those heavily-detailed pages 
found at the back of most manuals that map out the synths' 
memory codes and addresses. 

Usually you can ask for voices to be sent separately or 
in a block, known as a Bulk Dump. It is quite common for the 
synth and computer to quiz one another during the course of 
the Initial exchange, known as 'handshaking', and at the end 
of a dump a check procedure is carried out to ensure that al 
the data has been sent (Checksum). As you can imagine, 
protocol writing is not for the faint hearted. 



Play in any stylee 

UK music software producers Gajits, who have recently moved to 
new premises in Manchester, seem to be expanding their opera- 
tions considerably at the moment. The first hint of things to come 
in the future is the announcement of a new 'music composition 
system' to make the process of writing songs quicker and easier. 

Going by the name of The Hit Kit the system is intended for 
use alongside your existing sequencer and will be released in a 
number of different versions to be compatible with the various 
popular sequencers. 

The idea of the kit is to help you to create parts for different 
instruments in a variety of musical styles: drum tracks bass lines, 
arpeggios and even complete songs in styles from ballads, blues 
and disco music to house and reggae. 

Although a price was not available at time of going to press, 
The Hit Kit is going to be given away free with every copy of 
Gajits' Sequencer One program for the Amiga - which is appar- 
ently intended to compensate Amiga owners for the fact that the 
sequencer was realeased in Atari ST format first! 

CONTACT: Gajits Music Software: 061 236 2515 

MIDI Music Show 

Gajits are also among the exhibitors for the MIDI Music Show, 
which takes place at the Novotel in Hammersmith, London on the 
26th-28th April. The MIDI Music Show is, perhaps unsurprisingly, 
the only show dedicated purely to the MIDI musician and as such 
should be well worth a look for any avid Amiga music fans. 

Classical rocks on 

With all the news of chart hits being released in MIDI form on disk 
for you to tinker with (see 'New era for interactive music', right), 
we've now heard about a new firm who intend to release classical 
compositions arranged as MIDI files. 

Digital Music Archives was set up by famous classical rock 
musician Francis Monkman (Curved Air and supergroup Sky) along 
with Richard Gonski, an orchestral conductor and currently the 
Music Director of the Electric Symphony Orchestra, and George 
Chkiantz, a top recording engineer and electronic music expert. 

Each disk will contain a complete classical music score, in a 
format suitable for use by Bars and Pipes or as pure MIDI data. 
To play the pieces back, you will need a multi-timbral synth or 
sound module. Expect high compositional standards. 

CONTACT: Digital Music Archives: 071 624 8774 



MUSIC X: 
THE GOOD NEWS 



Whilst talking to Microlllusions in California despite the rather bleak out- 
look for new Protocols and editors, they did let us know about some new 
modules about to be made available for Music X. These modules will load 
up into your version and add to its capabilities. They are Print Event, 
Oeflam, Flexevent and Scatter. 

Print Event' does just what it says and gives you a hard copy of all the 
list of notes and MIDI events in a sequence so that any errors can be pin- 
pointed without the sometimes laborious process of scrolling up and down 
a long list of numbers. 

Oeflam' removes all notes under a specified length and will come In 
handy to remove those annoying short notes that you didn't mean to hit. 

Flexevent' is a module that allows the feel of a sequence, velocity, tim- 
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'Scatter' injects a degree ot human feel Into a mechanical track, but more 
controllably than the present Random feature. 

These are hopefully going to be available soon although there Is no 
sign as yet of the long-promised notation scoring and editing module. 

The news of these imminent releases will provide some welcome relief 
to users of Music X. Meanwhile, there is some talk of an all-new version 2 
of the program being worked on. which will perhaps extend the current 
facilities to cover the criticisms made overleaf. 



NEW ERA FOR INTERACTIVE MUSIC 

The latest news about the release of top chart hits in the form of MIDI and 
Music X formats (first reported in Amiga Format Issue 19. Page 133) Is that 
a new company has taken over the distribution rights. 

Financial troubles tor the original distributor have led to the takeover of 
the product range by Courtney and Walker, a long-established firm of musi- 
cal instument retailers in Portsmouth. The firm is also an Amiga main 
dealer and now concentrates a major portion of its efforts on Amiga music. 

Chart hits by such major artists as Madonna. Staus Quo. Kylie 
Minogue, Nell Diamond. Bill Ocean. Lionel Ritchie. Michael Jackson. The 
Communards and Wings will be available at a price of £19.95 per disk: each 
disk including at least four songs. Classical arrangements are also 
expected to be released, but only two pieces of music will fit on a floppy. 

Songs will be released complete with lyrics under a proper licensing 
arrangement, and quite apart from the obvious potential for Karaoke 
evenings in the homes of Amiga owners, they will offer musicians the 
chance to learn from and utilise the styles of playing and arrangement pop- 
ularised by successful bands. 

Along with the recent announcement by Warner Brothers (News. Issue 
20) that MIDI code will be included on may of their CDs from now on, this 
seems to usher in a new era of interactivity tn popular music. Speculation 
is also being made that users of the new CDTV, which comes lifted as stan- 
dard with MIDI connections and can play audio CDs. will be at the forefront 
of the interactive revolution. 

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Another adventurous journey of exploration into the universe of free software. 
PAT MCDONALD is your guide to taking a walk on the serious side, while 
MAFF EVANS dons hip street-attitude clothes and checks out the Demos. 




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Once you've teen one SEUCK game, you've seen them all. At this 
price though (50p!) it's still pretty good value. 



Five games for £2.50 - you can't 
really complain at that, now, can 
you? These come from various dif- 
ferent PD disks but have all been 
slapped on to one for the bargain 
basement crowd. 

There's a SEUCK game on this 
(Shoot-em-up-Construction-Kit) 
from Steve Perkins, It's based 
loosely on the Star Trek genre. 
Quite fun for a while but soon 
pales, as most SEUCK games do 
-left, right, fire... 

If you're into fish then Shark.' 
from Jim Webster might be more 
your style. You control a shark and 
must try and eat as many perch 
as possible. Jim Webster has 
written a number of features into it 
- there's different levels of diffi- 
culty and so on. He also gives a 
few insights into how the game 
was written, which makes for 
some interesting reading. 

Gerbils uses a similar bestial 
theme but is much more simple. 
You control a gunsight with the 
mouse, and must shoot the rabid 
gerbils but not the tame ones. 
Plain graphics but ifs very difficult 
indeed - I've yet to get off the first 



level, as the rabid gerbils realty 
shift around the screen. Well done 
Charles Massey. 

There are two other two- 
player games on the disk. The 
first is a brain game called 
Dominion. Set m a bonng text- 
looking galaxy, it requires you to 
carve out a stellar empire and 
then take on your opponent. 
Cleverly programmed by Mike 
Bryant, but a little dull. 

The other is called 
Boomerang, and is a fast arcade 
maze game. The two players each 
control a sprite with a joystick, 
and have a boomerang to hurl at 
the opposition. Only problem is. if 
you miss you have to go and pick 
it up! Not an easy game, and it 
leads to some fierce competition. 



Just when you think every single fractal generator has been done, along 
comes another one. It was written In AMOS by G Shllvock and M Norman 
and boasts a very nice front end indeed. 

If you want to change the colours or resolution (it doesn t support 
overscan, alas) this is a snap to achieve at the click of a mouse. I'm not 
sure why. but for some reason the Mandelbrot sets produced by the pro- 
gram have a sharper, more colourlul look to them - possibly because it 
was written in AMOS or perhaps it's just down to good programming. 

One definite side-effect of AMOS is that the program is pretty slow, 
but there's a handy preview option which quickly generates a smaller 
version of the full output. Saves a lot of time wasting. 

I think that this is an ideal introduction to the subject, mainly due to 
its user-friendliness and bright, colourful output. Maybe not for serious 
maths-heads, but the results are so good! 

Using 32 colours, the Mandelbrot VI. 85 fractal generator can pro- 
duce some stunning results. A shame that ft takes so long. 




A strange but simple concept, 
Shsrk! relies on the mouse for 
control. Simple but different. 




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WHAT IS PUBLIC DOMAIN SOFTWARE? 

Public domain software comes from 2 main sources. The first is wnere someone has written a useful irttJe utility, which ts of use to the writer and hence almost certainty of use to other Amiga users, 
but has no commercial value The second 5 from enthusiastic Ajtwjo owners who Just tove to show off their coding prowess, possibly to impress the* mates, to prove to a software house their abil- 
ity to code graphics, or just give pleasure to thousands of other Amiga enthusiasts. In the earty days, much of the PD left a lot to be desired, but these days there are many fantastic utilities, games 
and demos which, at a nominal cost can bring many hours of pleasure, and there is now a veritable army of PD collectors All true PO » without coovnght and can be freefy copied and used as you 
want, providing you aefhere to any conditions stated on the dak PO distributors should not make a profit on the dfck, but charge on the service they provide nBS prov>des one of the best and 
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very useful NBS disks are dfvtded into the following groups 

D = Demos, M = Music, P = Requires 2 m«s or more, G = Games, U = Utilities, E = Education*! 



D146 RSI MEG ADEMO One of the best ever demo disks (2 DISKS) 

D 1 53 PUGGS IN SPACE. A brilliant cartoon demo, yet to be bettered 

D 1 80 SCOOPEX MENTAL HANGOVER Brttl Music and graphics 

D 186 COMA DEMO Flashy acid demo, together with more great demos • 

D 190 RSI CEBIT DEMO Terrific demo, with the best ever music " 

D 033 TOmSOFT TRIP TO MAR5. Vector graphics with a theme * 

D 091 FILLET THE FISH Similar to PUGGS, but not as good, still brill 

D 315 UNREAL DEMO A game demo to show off some great graphics 

X 1 1 FRAXION HORROR Greet cartoon graphic demo of nasty stuff 

M 005 MAHONEY & KAKTUS Brilliant music disk 

M 030 DlGrTAL CONCERT 2. Over 12 mins of mixed house music 

M 070 CRUSADERS BACTERIA Stunning sound and graphics 

M 1 70 NEWTRONS MUSIC DISK 'HEADBANGER' You will not believe this'! 

G 107 STAR TREK GAME Good graphic adventure, Best with 1 meg (2 disks) 



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G 133 PD GAMES COMPO Good selection mc Wettm and Breakout 

G136 DWP Very tricky painter type game Almost commercial quality 1 

G137 THE TURN and TRKKY A couple of good puizie games ov Peter Handel 

G 1 38 MARBLE SUDE A cross between Pipemanta and sliding blocks Great'! 

U 220 SID a good utility to take the hard work out of CU 

U 222 NBS SPEEDBENCH A faster loading workbench plus some hancfy ublrties- 

U 225 AMIBASE A good database Start a disk catalogue "ow 

U 226 RAZOR TOOLDISK A comprehensive set of mued utilities, mc Virus Killers, copier, disc 

fixers Not all for novices' 
D 034 BUDBRAIN mEGADEmO. Our No1 title' Fantastic and funny, but contains some X-rated 

cartoons. .. may offend' (2 disks} 

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D 415 SCOOPEX CHROMIUM - Brill demo from one of the besi pfcn S more 

D fl16 PUSSY JNNEftSHLP - unusual demo Great GFX pkn punk tnd 9«mc 

D919 PAH 1 SIMPLE STUFf VOL 1 NBSComp***on 5 tomm inducing 

Tropical Suraet and Cofcc 

D 990 PAH* 51MPU STUFT VOL 9 - NBS Demo compo *nc crutaden mJtq 

ye* 

D 291 PAH! Simple STUFF 3., Dragoro L*w TimeWarp demo and more 

D 999 CWONICS TOTAi KSTWJCTION (1 m£GJ Some grwl effect* 

D993 BUC6RAJW m£GAD£mO 9 Very popular at me teem tN>* 

D995 HOmON M£GAD£MO < 1 MEG) includes best twr traced en*m rvff 1 

D936 GOUWItt ULTIMATE FX Ttagroup contnjet to *r*y<y*t 

938 ANAJKHY WttSCNTS DEXKJN PAJtTV 0CMOS 1 accent good demn 

DM9 ANAJKHY SMOKE* COmPIaDOn And tome more" 

D940 CftUSADEftS EUKXHAST - JAN 91 Now needs a c» to act 

D941 ANGELS mEGADEmO Good but no* mega 

D942 >0 DEMOS Get out your 3-0 gtasci and CHECK THESE OUT' 

943 KEFtENS - THE wall Great rtro' Good grifta. then io to 

0377 f<WTEK 0YNAWIC HUES SUOESHOWil MEG) p*ccvs from mc «* 

380 AD0AMS FAMay SUDESHOW C oUccton from the a* Mftc* 

381 FHAXJON FANTASY SUDESHOW Gfeat presentation ye* pKcyi 
38&^ BETTY BOO Do*>g The Do i9 da* *et) 



BLOOOSTOBT SUDESHOW . For oriental ipom fam* 
bVE COWEUPTK5N-NAPAIM DtATH SU0CSHOW. Hc**y» 
4 5 DEF1NATTVE MADONNA SUDESHOW (3 dak*) 1 meg * 9 ON** 
ja FIGHTU amm Similar to The Run, but far far better < l MEG) 
AGAIHON ANIM 10 Lmerpnse leaves dock Superb < 1 MEG) 
STEVE'S ANIM No 1 . Some supe* kTOc anims Hare a took 
STEVENS ANIM No 9 More cute Wttht animt I love em 
AGA1RON ANIM FLEET MANOEUVRE { 1 MtG ) TobM De« yet Very 
impressive 
0555 BATMAN THE MOVIE ANIMATIONS MEG) Good funny cartoon 
movie f 

MAGKIAN AND JOGGER ANIMATIONS ( 1 MEG ) Ray traced onim 
CAR & UNICYCLE ANIMATION ( 1 MEG) flrlH anlm, a mult for (ami 
STEVES ANIMS 3 < 1 MEG) More of thesve cute Mtte amrm 
STEVES ANIMS 4(1 MEG)- From Steve Packer <« featured 
STEVES ANWS 5(1 MEG). Jait month.) 

EVl DEAD DEMO ( T MEG) Get the soulics, before they get yours 
RGB A FOCUS (1 MEG) The tamoui "stretching nose animation 1 
D 570/1 TRON ANIMATION (1 MEG 9 DISKS) Great anim bawd upon the film 
DS79 FRANWYNTHEFLyfl MEG) 5«mp*e but effect** and funrtv Good 
0573 TOO MUCH 3D (1 MEG) The ipacetfup fUes out of the ween' 
574 CLOTHES PEG ANIMATION ri MEG; Bouncy, bouncy again average 
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P 001 9 WAUCER DEMO 1 
P003 4 WALKER DEMO 2 
P0OSfr7 LOST IN SPACE 
POOtV* TX5ENTWAL 
P 01*10 VAUXIQUE* 
P 091 -096 UPGSAOE 
PQlf>11 HEA0WCKANIM 



(9MEG9CXSICS) 
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(9 5 MEG 9 OtSKS) C» but not bfl« anrt 
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P 0191^4 ST ATON AT KHEftN (9 MEG 3 DtSJCS) 



MUSIC 

M 197 GROOVE IS IN THE HEAItT Good re-mi* ot chart hit 

M 90G 1 9 SAE AMAZING TUNES 2 {3 DISKS 1 MEG) Superb' Showitopper 

M 919 MAG FIELDS CHIP FESTIVAL Another huge collection 

M 916*7 RAF MEGA MIX 9 2 D4SK SET) Good quafrtv music mu 

M 996 DYNAMJTl BEATS 4 Another very classy muse dKk from mm 

M 930 DUQON PARTY MUSiC ANO PKCYS A good disk as arrays 

m931 CRUSADEJtS DOES GENESIS ( 1 MEG) W, fab p great, GET IT 

m 939 AJXATRAZMUZK Ctawy presentation, 3 good tracks' 1 ' 

UTILITIES 

ut03 utnMAJE vwus WUER- Updated now hno^ 105 vmncs 

U 990 SO-THE ULTIMATE CU UTliTY ThaTs what it says' 

UV69 A-GCNC (FArtlY THEE) O MEG) Trace your r«ory 

U966 C-UGMTil MEG) Recertty praaed ray traong uti iv^fwp^more') 

U96T EUCTROCAODEMOd MEG) Cfoj« diayam desqn tool Nosavem 

demo 
U9B0 LAJELPMWTER Heipi pmt your cuWom laOen 
0983 SUDESHOW CONSTItUCTiON IfJT . Put yw# Oj ptccy m a sWohow 
U989 BO«MVTHMS(i MEG) Do you feel good today' Th*s w* te» youf 
U306-U3l9ChpArt- CoBecbon of c*p art for DTP etc 
U505 to U508 SOUNOTRACKE* SAMPU DISICS Instnjment disks 
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G 159 PD GAMES COMPO 9 Batuemech t Buitrun (Battle bm) and more 
G 154 BATUEFORCEO pMEG) Strategy battle game. 

G 155 SUBCULTURE GAME DEMO 'Prlvateware* Level? of a good honiontal 
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TakirV on the world of the PD zone, 

A difficult place to 

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BADBIRD 
ANIMATION 

AMIGANUTS UNITED DISK 922 

This is a pretty little anim from 
the mysteriously named Dr 
Gandalph. Created with Sculpt 
Animate 4D, the clip features a 
colourful Big Bird-type character 
who 'gets down' in true jazz style. 
Not technically stunning, but 
amusing enough anyway! 



BUDBRAIN II 

AMIGANUTS UNITED DISK 966 

The intro to this set of demos is 
a bit of a dig at other coders. 
The scene consists of the 
Madonna cartoon recently seen 
in the Crionics Megademo being 
stabbed Psycho-style in the 
shower. However, the culprit is 
brought to justice in the end! The 
disk also contains a superb acid 
show called Africa. The demo 
features some rather colourful 
psychedelic patterns and cartoon 
images and is backed with an 
absolutely kicking dance groove. 
Some of these guys should get 
together and release an album! 



ULTIMATE PD DISK D189 

This is, as it says, a disk full of 
simple demos. Most of them fea- 
ture either scrolly effects or rotat- 
ing vector shapes, but the real 
interest is the swirling, Tangerine 
Dream inspired music. Have a lis- 
ten and trip out man. 





3D DEMOS 

AMIGANUTS UNITED DISK 967 

Not just your simple filled vector 
3D this. Oh no. All the demos 
that are featured on this disk are 
of the stereo 3D type, using the 
red-and-blue filter system. To view 
the demos I'm afraid you'll need 
to get hold of a pair of red 
-and-blue or red-and-green 3D 
glasses. Try to find some if you 
can, the effect in the jet demo 
alone is worth it! 





FRED FISH 

444 

SOFTVILLE 

You can't really go wrong with buy- 
ing one of the later (180 plus) Fish 
disks - there's always something 
of interest to anyone. This one is 
especially good, with a couple of 
good games and a few utilities. 

The much-copied China 
Challenge by Dirk Hoffman makes 
an appearance, only this is a new 
version with a few changes and 
fixes. If you've never heard of it 
before, China Challenge II is a 
Mahjong game which was 
designed in China many centuries 
ago and remains popular around 
the world (Mahjong, that is - I 
don't think the ancient Chinese 
were up to Amiga technology). 




You just can't beat a good old- 
fashioned game of Missile 
Command, from Fish Disk 444. 

That old veteran Missile 
Command has yet another incar- 
nation. This one from Max Bithead 
is beerware, which means if you 
like it and you meet him in the pub 
you should buy him a drink. I think 
it's a fair exchange - the game 
runs in Interlace mode, is very 
colourful and has some excellent 
graphics and sound effects. You 
really do feel nauseous when one 
of your cities is enveloped by a 
mushroom cloud. 

Ever wondered about setting 
up your own bulletin board? The 
Elite BBS is also on the disk. You 
can attach any modem to it, even 
the ultra speedy 19200 types. 
The documentation is on the 
whole pretty good and there's a 
couple of test facilities. Elite BBS 
was written by Nick Smith. 

If you've got a few drives and 
lots of disks to format, then 
UltraF4 is for you. You can stack 
up lots of disks and format them 
all at the same time. 

Finally, for those who want 
something useful and heavy- 
weight, there's RegExpLib. What? 
Sorry, thafs Regular Expression 
Library. Written by Stephen 
Moehle, ifs an incomplete imple- 
mentation of the expression han- 
dling used by Unix. For serious C 
programmers only. 



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X4 Troma S'KJeshow 

X5 Best ol Escort May 89 

X6 Adut Picture Pu«ies 

X7 Turoo Mar* D«sk 9 

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XiO Perverse Si'des 

Xli Party Games XXX 

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and proved to be fairly unfriendly. 
So Amiganuts withdrew it and tem- 
porarily introduced this program 
by M Vahle. 

PeopleTree doesn't have the 
massive specification of A-Gene, 
only supporting 500 entries. 
However it does have the advan- 
tage of being able to have large 
comments inserted about every- 
one in it. If s slightly less ambrtious 
than the new A-Gene (mentioned 
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suited to smaller family trees with 
more detail for each individual. 

A64 
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AMIGANUTS 918 

Hands up everybody who has ever 
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U-EDIT 

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A shareware product from the 
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mam strength of this program at 
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This is the rewritten family tree 
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Apart from being cleaner and 
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- 600 people with 300 marriages, 
and a variety of data types: date 
of baptism, marriage, death and 
so on. There are no separate 
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for with the same program. 

As set up, it will work with any 
printer (necessary for this sort of 

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Put)fcc Domain Software is amply software that is allowed to be 
copied freefy. smce the autror s have decided to share the* 
programs witti iuBBrs RjrttBroooona Ftwarac ntMQi vjnd 
together on oteks whch are sold at an equal price dependng on 
how many you buy When you buy any of the otoks on trts page 
you may copy and grve them lo anyone 1 Each dek has a code 
number which is denoted with the symbol - • what folows the 
code number is a brief dscrrjbon of what is on the atek Al the 
programs are fury workng and most come with documenatcn on 
the dak We w* also grve as much support as is reasonable 

[ APPLICATION 

• • AMPl - Home Business Pack UEdit the easy to use 
wordprocessor Vistcalc and VC 2 spreadsheets R*A and 
Jbase databases and Amtga Spet the spell checker etc 3 
disks only €750' 

• FFISH 195 - K*cro Emacs V3 10 the text edrtor whch is very 
comprehensive 

• FFISH 254 - UEdit v2 5a the wordprocessor 

• FFISH 143 RM V50 is a fuHy relational database 

• FFtSH 328 AnalytiCalc V24 Ola is a full featured system for 
numerical analyas and reporting (a spreadsheet) 

• FFISH 93 • Dme VI 27 and McroEmacs V3 8i the text editors 

• SOFT 43 Amiga Spell checker 

I TELECOMMUNICATIONS 



• AMICUS 17 COMM vt33. Aterm V72. VT-KX) V26 VTek 
V2 3 1 Armga Host VO 9 for CompuServe 

• AMUSE 39 AHost. ATerm V6 1. Star Term and Wombat 

• APDC21 CommVl34 Wombat V3 01 Handshake VI 20a C 

Kerrml 

• SO 7 Star Term Wombat. Char. Aterm and Argo Term 

• SO 29 BBS Amiga VU 

• SO 31 - Star Term V30 ful features termral prog VT100 V20 
Comm Vt 3. AHost VO 9 

• FAUG 62 Access V26 comms package 

• FAUG 99 TAG the BBS 

• FRSH356 NCommV19cc*nmu»cabon«| 



I NEW AMIGA USERS 

• • AMP4 - Starter Utility Pack This pack was compded with 
the new Amiga user in mmd. to enable them to get tust about 
an the utilities that you may ever need plus a wordprocessor 
and a database' Bach disk in the pack automaticaty takes 
you into the friendly Work Bench environment, all the programs 
are icon driven and have any necessary documentation The 
pack includes The four main tile compressors used on the 
Amiga - ARC. LHARC. Zoo and Power Packer Dir Work the 
friendly enviroment that allows many of the CLI commands to 
be executed at the click of your mouse. Text Reader allows 
you to execute text on screen as a CLI command using your 
mouse DFC2 the multi tasking disk copier All the AnngaDOS 
Replacement Protect commands Virus X the virus detector 
and destroyer Icon Meister the excellent icon editor. Comm 
the communications package. Machll the mouse accelerator 
Disk Storage Deluxe displays information about disk drives 
Disk Salv attempts to salvage data from damaged disks New 
Zap the sector editor. Safe Bool the boot sector database 
and others Also UEdit the wordprocessor Amiga Spell the 
spell checker and JBase the excellent database 
All this is available on 3 disks onfy from Public Dommator for 
the mega price of C75V 



UTILITY 



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NOTE We have chosen the best dsks with the latest versons of 
uWies to feature m the advert however many more hies and 
ut*t«es are featured m these and other disks but are not delated 
here FULL details are to be found on our DokCat for ClOO 
Ox OiskCat has a fast search optcn for ease of use 

• FFISH 366 - PmtStudo VI 2 print any text file n many styles, 
print part of or a wrote picture screen or window also control 
printer and much more 

• FFISH 362 ArchEdge VI 5 a shell setup for ARC ZOO LHARC 

• TBAG3 Dsk Cat the disk cataloguer 

• TBAG 4 DirUm 5 the dsk manager 

• TBAG 6 Biorhythms the life cycles program BMz Fonts speeds 
up fonts 

• TBAG 9 FastMem toggles on/off Expansion FuncKey assign 
text to Fl-FK) Word Count the number of words maf*e 

• TBAG tO - AutoPc2 shows ail t PIC HAM> <n cVeclory 

• TBAG 13 - StepRate change step rate of dsk dnve 

• TBAG 16 - CLI Wizard V12 mouse operated CU Mroducer OtY 
demo with your own picture text and sound 1 Planet wi wrap a hat 
FF picture mto a sphere 

• TBAG 17 Database Wizard V1 1 name & address rtatahfwr* for 
400 records 

• TBAG t8 BIG s a screen magnrfer DoTrf V3 4 the drectcry 

uWy 

• TBAG 19 Pyro a screen blanker shows a hreworks cksrJay 
■ TBAG 20 Brush?lcon turns a brush or pcture nto an con 

• TBAG 21 VScreeen alow screens to be larger than the 
physical one also lots of wndow utis WSze WMove WMax 

• TBAG 23 - Crunch2 archrve a program but sti executable 
Hermit saves screen at keystroke us*ig hot keys Porter 
Animator 15 colours arwnated pointers ScreenX V2 2 

• TBAG 24 • CkckDOS V204 drectory hster OVew V10 text frfe 
viewer 

• TBAG 26 Daisy Wheel IFF picture file prnier 

• TBAG 29 - ShowFont V3 3 shows afl 256 characters « a given 
font Read V2 Text Browser DFC2 Disk Format and Copy 
DosKwik V2 will save targe file say a 2MB onto several daks 

• TBAG 30 - MyMenu create your own menu on WB to run any 
commands Icon Meister VI 4 THE ton editor Disk Storage Dekix© 
VI 10 shows details of ALL mounted devices 

• TBAG 33 Background Muse Player V2 Menu Runner V2 



s a replacement WB menu bar Subfcmnai Message Inducer VI 
speaks a script m the background FlamKey wJ cut al keyboad 
and mouse rput unH further notce Disk Vew graphjcaly 
shows a dsk 

• TBAG 35 Ruler a borderless wndow with a nJer n\ 
LettyMouse make the mouse ambdextrous 

• TBAG 37 MegaWB makes your Work Bench screen as targe 
as you ike 1 Pop Up Menu VI 38 pops up a menu MuchMore V2 5 
the powerful text frfe viewer 

• TBAG 38 MadSzer alows you to stze a wwidow from any 
comer Dspiay V329 an an*n dsptayer tor ANM 3 4 and 5 Hash 
and FF al n any resokrton 

• FFtSH 342 C V10 s an con edrtor whch can create and 
mooYty cons upto 640x200 oxeis 

• P0OM278 LHARCa VO 99a data compresscn program thai 
elOO* cc*TTpBtCtewithMS0OSLHARCVlT3c 

• POOM 279 European Software Agency Ut*ty t Amga 
Toon/15 Boot DWro VIO BootGenerator V15 BootLeg V21 
Character Editor VlOCoder Board V4 Cosaque V1 1 DCopyl 
Deluxe Prosed V2 BbckVi3 Font Roper Guru Maker V10. 
tSCAmga vl 5 Memory Searcher V10 Menu Maker vIO. 
NotSetrackerVtO Power UWy V2 0. PowerPacker V2 3a 
PPMoreVi 2 Pseudo Ops Save FF Scanner V2.0 Scrol Maker 2 
Seek Destroy ViO Seka Source Rescuer. StartupCoder VIO. 
Structure HunterVlO Tme Cruncher V1 1 TVFteW'Wriler V1 1 
Vector Check VIO. View Boot V10l Vrus Expert V14. Vrus 
Stayer VI 0. VrusKdter V3 10 

• POOM 280 - The Champions Total Utses Vol i Boot Generator 
Boot G*i Bootmaker BootWrrter. Character Editor. Demo Maker 
DskX v22. Rash Roper Font Roper Guru Maker Guru Master 
con Master Make A Menu NoseTracker Power Packer V23b 
PPMore PPShow Sceneray. Graphcs Searcher SetKey S*de 
Show Maker Tme Set Tnstar Vrus KJer and TxED 

• FFSH 163 • Mschl V24c features configurable your heb 
screen mouse accelerator. PopCU. Screen Blanker Mouse OFF 
SunMouse < activates a wndow by ptecng mouse U C*ck To 
Front ibrng wroow to front by dctung on it). Cycle irnove a 
wtndow or screen to back wrth left then nght mouse button cickl. 
Wndow and Screen Shuffler CLock. Alarm Beeper etc 

• FFBH «6 - SmCPM V2 3 a CPM emulator 

• FFISH 2T7 - Hsm Beep Vi 'wiplay a sampled sound n al e ad o* 
the usual screen flash Snort' Vi 2 w* alow you to c*p text from 
any wnjow 

• PAN 28A DCat dsk cataloguer compatbie with Superoase 

• FAUG 47 FurKey assojn any text stmg to a functcn key 

• FAUG 50 - Short Cut alows you to atocate text to a angte key 
stroke thus CU commands are easier to type 

• POOM 141 ICONS Draw cons Ted cons and Dsk cons 
Includes software lo edit 

• POOM 276 Amrvson Utifcty Dsk 4 Vrus X4. Zero Vrus M Da 
Vrus3 PCopy VCheck Sectorama FFormat vlt Pseudo Vrus 
KJer 2 Boot Intro 

• PDOM 300 The Master Vrus KJer VI 9 Recognses »05 
yruses a ful tet is on our DskCat 

• POOM 277 - Dark Star Vrus and Crunchers 2 BS9 K*erX 
MEm Lamer Destroyer. Pseudo Ops KJer and Seek & Destroy 
vrus kiers Byte KJer. Crunch Master Data Cruncher DetJam 
Cruncher Crunch FF Pes with shower DPant Unpack. 
OragPack Flash Packer HOC tSC Master Crunch Mega Crunch 
Power Pack R9 Cruncher and Super Cruncher 

• FFISH 67 AmCat a dsk cataloguer Amga SpeJ V2 spetng 
checker RSLCtock VI 3 a menubar deck 

• TBAG 31 ShoWiz V20 show ANY pcture with or without a 
scrpt 1 pcture or several dsks fut also play a muse fie r» the 
background 1 Also show text ties n any odour 

• POOM 59 Ameteur Raoto Dsk StarTermV30 PSiand 
PK3272 packet tenrwinl urugui fc TA Term V50. a ham 
Database lor the Amga Amateur Radc Group Morse Code 
Sateste Trackng and bads of HAM utJties A must for serous 



• FFISH 251 DskSalv vi 42 DskSpeed vl lest disk speed 

■ FFISH 286 - FastDsk a dsk Optimser 

• FFISH 290 - Xton execute CU commands from a script by 
cfcdungancon 

• FFISH 338 - SO Vi 06 is a very comprehensive drectory utility 

■ POOM 53 Fonts' 12 fonts Back Shadow White Shadow Avant 
Garde Palo Aco Basel. Monaco. Piegnot. Aldous Celtc Geneva 
and Rangers Al ready to use DPant compatible fonts 

• POOM 54 - Fonts' 14 fonts Ureal. Bubbles Ham Courier 
Vancouver SanFran Future. Premere. Horywood Broadway 
Cametot Stenc* Park Avenue and Los Angeles DPant 



• POOM 55 Fonts' 14 fonts Santiago Microsoft Sacon 
Swsnsong Helvetica Mahattan BookmanAkashi Tmes. Tr»y 
Box« Longi Andover and Pea DPamt compatcie 

• POOM 304 MessyOOS handtes MSOOS formatted dsks 
exactly the same way as you use ties on native ArmgaOOS daks 
Fuly tunctcnat read vvnte verson 

• FFISH325 Batcnman Vll sa program that alows the user to 
execute CU programs and batch Mies simply by clicking on a 
gadget 

• FFISH 304 • Verity V12 Waks a directory rserarchy reading all 
lies reporting any ties that can't be entirely read 

• FFISH 243 - rnageLab V2 2 s an IFF pictures manpulator 
NoOck V3 5 stops the dsk dnve clicking if there s no diskm 
thedrive Password Vl 2lp you specify the password for your 
systemsecurity Pcopy V2 the excellent disk coper SimGen 
adds a 2 or 4 colour pcture to your WB screen 

• FFISH 360 - UUCP V106D An implementation of uucp for the 
Armga mciudng mail and news 

• FFtSH 244 BBCharnpon V3 1 toad, save and analyze 
bootbtocks Boot Intro Vl 2 you specify The headhne text of upto 
44 characters and the scrolfcng text of upto 300 

• FFISH 279 MRBackup v3 3d the hard disk backup utility 

• FFISH 300 -TideGen vl6 excelent senpt language that creatos 
scroing text on screen r> any font and upto 500 Ines tong 1 

• FFISH 2t3 300 8 cotour program cons' 

• FFSH 168 & • FFSH 169 - Matt D*on dsk special includes 
bads of utates and source Config ViO. Clock ViO. DME 

Vl 3lDMouse Vll Backup V20t SUPU6 UBREFDRES VIO 
DASMV21u c l_ESV12 SHELL V21 FfOT VtO.UBS VIO 
SCATVtO.ADOCRVlO REMCR V10 & CMP VtOYou need both 
dsks 

• FAUG41 ARC V02 compatbie with MSOOS ARC VSO 

• AMKXIS 22 - Pnrner Driver Generator V23 

• FFtSH 258 DMouse vi 2 s a versatile program that 
rxkidesscreenTnouse blanker auto window activator mouse 
accelerator popch pop window to front, push to beck etc 

• FFISH 131 - OFC s a dsk copier thai multi-tasks 

• APOC 15 - con utilities full of con fles and creators Some 
anmated 1 

• APOC 18 Floppy Dsk Urts Ouck Copy VIO. Disk Mapper 
DiskSaivage Vrus check System Utils Bbtz VIO text editor. 
TimeSetACaJc calciiator Amiga Monitor V1 1. MeM Grab fast 
rnomorygrabber Directory Master VI 1 

• FFISH 164 DskSalv Vt3 excellent file recoverer and undelete 
utity New Zap V3 18 the great fie sector editor Zoo V2 the 
great fie archrver 

• FFtSH 106 Funckey a function key editor 



EDUCATION 



• FFISH K)5 Record-Reotay V20 alows you to record and play 
back mouse and keyboard sequences 

• POOM 62 The Pubtc Oomnalor Ant. Vrus Dsk VrusXV4l 
VCheck V12 (for memory) VCheck V19 ifor dsk drives). 
ZeroVrus Vl 3 the futy ntegrated vrus detector and k Jer Also 
BootBtock Champcn the utity and nformaton on boot blocks 

• POOM 93 ARP vl 3 The AmgaOOS Replacement Protect 
includes text manual ties 

• FFSH 228 Jazz Bench V08 s a muttitaskng WB 
replacement 

• FFtSH 229 Alarmng Ctock 

• FFSH246 NoC*ckV36st«Kdrrvesc*ckir»gwhennodsk 

entered Labefmt v2 5b dsk label prrtter 



• • AMP5 - Surtable for 8 s and over features 2 excelent map 
drawrvg urogr a m s choose the Earth coordinates & rt wJ draw the 
map atowvtg you to enter text and pmt or save Evo folows the 
Evokitcn of ife wrth skuts and maps etc Qienistry element 
penodc table smpty dek on the chemcal and a wmdow appears 
showrtg every detai on that chemcal rckirJng a pcture of the 
crystal structure Unt converston s a program that alows you to 
choose al types of unt ie length, time, weight speed etc and 
then do conversons and comparisons withr them e g Feet to 
mimetres a very comprehensive program German Language wi 
l each the bases of the German langauge Tutor s a speak and 
spe* tutor Abo ncfcjdes Study Aid Card Hermes Formula. Ctoud. 
The Weather GEO Time Gravity SrrUator. Func2D Gravity Wet 
Ar FM Wave Maker and others A 5 dsk pack for f I? 50' 

I MUSIC 

• • AMPtl - 5 disk pack of Sorux files & player tor CI250' 

• • AMP23 - 5 disk pack of SoundTracker V3 S tiles £1250' 

• PDOM 281 Oktalyzer V1 1 the muse composer 

• PDOM 285 - GAME MUSIC CREATOR Supports MO 

• POOM 299 MED V2 01 the muse edrtor with MDI 



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1 We have been tracing r\ this fiefcJ for 5 years so 
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2 Huge seiecbon from over 1300 risks' 

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GAMES 



Both our games packs are auto booting, menu driven very 
easy to use disk packs 

• • AMP8 - Game Pack r Clue as tn Cluedo Othello. Klondike 
Canfield and Cnbbage Backgammon Yachtc TVision 
MissleCommand Cosmo 2 and 3D Breakout Empire Gravity 
Wars Hanoi Hockey Blockotf Jackland Othello Master and 
Pacman A 3 disk pack for £750' 

• • AMP22 • Game Pack 2 Amoeba space invaders. 
CosmoRoids. Stone Age a Boulder Dash type Back Gammon 
Cham Reaction Master Mind. Rovorsi. Black Jack. 
CrazyEights Klondike. Jig Saw Keno. Daleks and 
RatmazeMonopoly and Escape From Jovi 

V30 3 disks for £750' 

• PDOM 283 Catoslo 101 Very tougri space strategy game 
Daleks 30 Pontoon Puv .' 1 *xl World and Zerg 2 adventures 

• PSLt Space Blob a br*ani piatlorm cavern game 

• PSL2 Mr Dig fwip Mr Dig cc*eci the apples and kiH the 
monsters Requres 1MB 

• PSL3 O Bod shoot DtocKs at the various random shapes 
decendng on you a Tetns variant 

• PSL4 Computer Conlfcct exceient speech and graphes n tr*s 
ai action arcade game 1 

• AMUSE 13 But Run an Amercan civil war strategy game and 
Gravity AttacK a very good arcade game 

• AMUSE 14 Battle Mech a strategy war game between robots 

• AMUSE 15 Rocker a Lunar Lander type game Shiva the game 
of Life, Cycles s a Tron light cycles type game 

• AMUSE 16 Gravity Wars a space battle game with bnlkant 
graphes and Larn the adventure 

• AMUSE 17 Cosmoroids on asteroids game. Tunnel Vision a 
graphical maze game soon from within the maze Trctop invasion 
and 3D breakout that requires 3D glasses 

• AMUSE 19 Conquest the interstellar exploration game The 
game o' LIFE Mite Stone Iho board game. Monopoly, and Trek 3 a 
Star Trek battle simulator 

• APDC 3 Monopoly BackGammon Brckout. KJontike 

• APDC 4 Tunnel Vision Othello Canddd Dogstar 

• APDC B Shanghai Light cycles Othello bfe3 Conquest 

• FAUG 18 Tunnel Vison the great maze game 

• FAUG 27 - Klondfce the card game and Tnctops the 30 planet 
defend game 

• FAUG 30 Hack the adventure VtO € 

• FAUG 52 PACMAN 87 

• FFtSH 194 Mora V J the single player dungeon 
smmlationedventure game 1MB 

■ FFtSH 273 - BattieForce v3 61 game 

• FFlSH 336 - Car V2 is a racing game 

• FFlSH 357 - Empire V2 lw is a multiplayer game of exploration. 
economics and war 

• FFtSH 62 HACK the adventure 

■ FFlSH 63 LARN Iho adventure 

• PDOM 77 Paranoid the breakout type game 

• PDOM 90 - Tennis 1 1MB 

■ PDOM 79 & • PDOM BO & • PDOM 81 Star Trek 3 disk game 
by Twisted Images 1MB External Drive Required 

• PDOM 215 & • PDOM 216 The Star Trek 2 <*sk game by 
AGATRON Exceient animated graphc game 

• PDOM 233 - The Holy Grail Adventure MB 

• PDOM 234 The Golden Fleece Adventure 



read view and reformat ILBM pictures Pop Colours change 
to colour pallet te on the go. DPshde. SeelLBM Show 
ShowHAM the picture showers MACView display and 
convert MAC pictures to iFFHAMEditor lFF2E*ec makes an 
IFF picture showabte by a double cbek of the mouse. Some 
picture printers and icon utilities Bruch2C and Brush2lcon 
convenors Also some hght synthesizers Viz Polygon and 
Kal A 3 disk pack for £750 

• FFlSH 359 ABndge An interim solution to Aram 5 
incompatabtlity problems Identities the ongm of an Aram 5 f*to and 
modifies it to facilitate easy exchange between AruMagic. 
Videoscape. Animation Station DPamt III. Editortvlll) The 
Director. SA4D. Movie2 0. Photon Paint 2 and Cel Animator 

• AMUSE 5 ACO Face Maker create faces in IFF format using 
Deluxe Paint and the supplied Face Ed V2 

• AMUSE 34 39 different pointers All absolutely excellent' 

• FFlSH 334 FBM VO 9 image Maraputabon horary Compatiblo 
with Sun GIF IFF PCX PBM bitmaps Can input raw images and 
output Postscript and Diablo Also does rectangular extraction, 
density and contrast changes, rotation, quantization, halftone grey 
scafcngetc 

• PDOM 112 Graph* utiles Clp K ShowProt I Snatch HamEdrt 
Dissolve. AutoPcs. Zapteon. frnaojeToots F«erPtx fconMaker. 
Startle FF to Icon 

• FFtSH 295 Mandei Mounta*»s VI t a Manopi B'ot gonpraior 



PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES 



• PDOM 211 NORTHC vl2 Steve Hawtins C compiler 
Featurescompiler linker disassembler, examples and tools An 
excellent Ccompiler tor the knowledgeable and beginner alike 

• FAUG 102 Ghost Script Interepreter VI 2 similar to Postscript 
and Forth programming languages 1MB 

• FFlSH 171 - Sobozon C compiler 
ZC VVOl C compiler 
P2C VI 13 is a tool tor translating Pascal programs 



• FFlSH 193 

• FFlSH 341 
mtoC 

• FFlSH 351 

• APDC 25 

• FFlSH 140 

• FFtSH 141 

• FFtSH 181 

• FFlSH 201 



GRAPHICS 



Both our graphic packs are auto booting Work Bench driven 
very easy to use disk pocks 

• • AMP3 Graphics Pack 1 Rot 3D a 3D drawing package 
VDraw a good painting program RayTracer. MCAD the 
Computer Aided Design package that works m high 
resolution plus utilities convert PrintShop to IFFCIipIt clip any 
part of the screen and save as an IFF picture. HAMEdil a 
HAM picture editor Window Print II will print any selected 
window. Show Print II will Show and/or print any IFF picture 
Ushow and Autopic are 2 picture slide showers, icon utilities 
iconize (a window). IFF2lcon and Brush2lcon converters 
IFF2PCS will take an IFF picture and make it a puzzle. Filter 
Pix the image processing program tor use with Digi View lo- 
res B-W pictures A 3 disk pack tor £750 

• • AMP2J Graphics Pack 2 MSE the Mandei Brot Explorer 
DBW render the ray tracing utility FBM the image 
manipulation library (see disk FFlSH 334 below tor details) 
ST2IFF converts Atari ST pictures to IFFNGI allows you to 



PD C V3 33 
Logo XLisp Modular 2 MVP Forth 

Stoney Brook PROLOG v2 32 
Contains the source code for PROLOG FFlSH 140 
AM XLISP V20 of the Xbsp fiterpretor 
Draco VI 2 the exceient programrrang language by 
Chris Gray Documentation on FFlSH 77 

• FFlSH 37 bttlo Smaltafc 

• FFtSH 91 The Adventure Detohon Language (ADLt 

• FFtSH 337 CMar^V10isaCC*# 3 LE^ECrranuallor 
IheAmtga Includes 70 luty executable examples 

• FFlSH 339 PCQ Vile Pascal compter 

• FFlSH 347 Cursor Vl Amiga BASIC Compiler 

• PDOM 60 Modula B compiler 

• FFlSH 314 A68k v2 61 of the 68000 macro Assembler 

I DEMOS ~1 

NOTE We have chosen the best demo disks to feature m this 
advert, however many many more demos which are not featured 
here, are featured in our Disk based Catalogue Our D-skCat has 
FULL details of el the demos featured within these named disks 
Our DtskCat has a last search option for the best demo and rnuac 
tfsks 

• PDOMl TheWafcerlanmationoftheStarWarsWafcer 1MB 

| • PDOM 2 The Wakor I aramation of the Star Wars Wafcer *JB 

• PDOM 65 & ■ PDOM 66 Red Sector Mega Demo 

• PDOM 73 - Slar Trek the Enterprise leaves dock 

• PDOM 74 Star Trek craft featured m 4 aramatons 

• PDOM 76 Star Trek Shuttle landng on Star Trek craft 

• PDOM 301 & • PDOM 302 Laurel and Hardy demo very good 
aramahom demo of the comedy duo External Disk Drive Requved 
M 

• PDOM 305 Outsider s Acrnd demo 

• PDOM 306 Cool Cougar 1MB 

• PDOM 308 COLT Mega Demo 

• PDOM 309 Dungeon Master in product demo of the game 

• PDOM 310 ASG merger with Sokiers of Light 

• PDOM 311 AMOS the Creator Demo H a product demo from 
Madarmn Software of the powerful programming package 

• PDOM 312 DiskNet Musk Disk Vol! 

• PDOM 317 Share and Enioy disk 58 

• PDOM 319 Rebels Megademo 2 

• PDOM 320 Upfront Cool Fridge Demo 

• PDOM 316 Flash Dansh Know how demo 



Clip Art 

The foflowng 4 packs of dp art are daks that are tfed with 

black and white mages that would be surtabto with al graphx 

and desktop puofcshng packages. 

The Images are complete and copyright free 

Clip It! Volume 1. £12.50! 

Hundreds of c6p art images on 5 disks all if IFF format 

suitable for DPamt and PageSetter etc 

Sub/octs covered sports, flags, animals, cartoons humorous. 

Xmas. Jewish, borders. Halloween. Valentines, horses, eyes. 

alphabets, hands. 1930s trademarks, zodiac, cars & more. 

Here are some examples 








Clip It! Volume 2. C12.50! 

Hundreds ot chp art images on 5 disks aff m FF format 

suitable for DPatnt and Pagesetter ale 

Sub/ects covered: men, women dominated 

A to Z t arrows, stars, explosions, humorous, cartoons. 

pointing hands, food & lots more. 

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APRIL . 1991 AMIGA FORMAT 185 



PD UPDATE 



work) although you can customise 
it with a special printer driver: you 
could use the InstallPrmter utility 
on Coverdisk 20 if you want to 
use a particular model. 

Although if s a much improved 
program, ifs probably worth get- 
ting the full version from the 
author (this costs £15). The full 
version has the capacity for 2000 
people and 600 marriages. Ifs a 
good example of shareware in 
that although this PD program can 
be used for the purpose, ambi- 
tious serious geneologists will 
want the full blown product. 

DEMO 



V1.2 

AMIGANUTS 920 

"Hack Magic Digital Concert 
Demo Creator VI. 2", to give this 
its full title. Written in AMOS by M 
Bush, it allows the totally untal- 
ented to put together their own 
demos with a background picture, 
ongoing music and scrolled greet- 
ings messages. In other words, 
the sort of thing that Maff puts 
straight in the 'rejected' pile. 



MASTER 

VIRUS KILLER 

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AMIGANUTS 971 

Xavier LeClerq keeps on updating 
his virus killer. This new offering 
recognises 105 different viruses. 
as well as 47 non-standard boot- 
blocks (harmless little loaders that 
are often mistaken for viruses). 

What can I say about it that 
hasn't been said before? How 
about getting a copy before a 
virus that's more up to date than 
your present killer manages to 
trash some disks. 

Seriously, this is the most up- 
to-date killer yet. It runs from a 
user-friendly front end where all 
you do is point and click with the 
mouse. The only thing that I don't 
like about it is that you can't 
iconify it on your Workbench, to 
keep track of all disks inserted. 
Ifs very good for checking your 
disk collection but is a bind to use 
to check new disks, because you 
have to load it manually first. 

Perhaps M LeClerq will put 
this in a future version, but for the 
minute this is the best killer you 



can get. Excellent documentation, 
too, and the author is always on 
the lookout for new viruses for the 
program to look for. 

PROTRACKER 
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AMIGANUTS 928 

The long, long saga of the 
SoundTracker music writer contin- 
ues with this updated release of a 
rewrite from the Amiga Freelances 
of Norway. There's not much dif- 
ference, except for a lot of bug 
fixes and slightly faster operation. 

The only major changes are 
that the MIDI screen has been 
taken out. It didn't work before, so 
rather than attempt a rewrite to 
get it right (and no doubt make yet 
more updates necessary) the pro- 
grammers just hacked it out. This 
version will stilt - apparently - 
accept MIDI in, so that you can 
use the Amiga as an instrument. 

The other new bit is a sampler 
sutHnenu, for playing about with 
samples and cutting them to the 
exact size and format required. Ifs 
a very useful function indeed, 
although precisiomsts will probably 



There's also a sample editor built 
into the program now, enabling 
you to cut and paste sections of 
samples and add echoes. Not 
quite as good as dedicated sam- 
pler software but as ifs built into 
the program I don't think it mat- 
ters that much. 

Finally, MED V3.0 is now 
totally compatible with machines 
upgraded to Kickstart 2, so in the- 
ory it should work on all Amigas 
including the A3000. Thumbs up 
on this one - blows SoundTracker 
onto the scrap-heap. 

FRED FISH 
441 

SOFTVILLE 

One problem that many PD pro- 
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need a copy of ARP libraries on 
the Workbench disk to work. Two 
out of the three programs on this 
disk have this problem, but Fred 
has thoughtfully put an icon on 
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ED V3.00 

AMIGANUTS 973 



At last, a full update on my 
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The last is another update, 
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007/8 Kefrens Megademo Vlll Fab 
01 5 Cnonics demos inc Madonna' 
017Suntrackersll Heavy rock stuff 
OlOReoelsCandyiandll Nee pack* 
091 Dragons Megademo great 1 
095 Crusaders Aud-o K mega' 
0^6 Cnjsaoers Bacterium faOu^ous , 
031 Crusaders Freeked out Great* 
039 Technotromc demo Amazr-g 
041 Pcceye meets Beacnooys Furt 
OWScenrrsts Megademo 451 
063/64 Kyi* Mynogue demo C9) 
oeSkituiton Megademo: good 
086Warfalcons purple, quite good 1 
Wl Puggs mSpace Quite amusmgf 
OQSCryptobumers tl megademo 
103/104 Budbrain Megademo greatt 
1190tgrtat Concert VI Excellent) 
197 Upfront cocJfndge Unique* 
145Ecstacy15 inc Coma demo etc! 
167 Danish know how good dtsW 
173/174 Dmob4.great9dohset1 
1 77 Bob Oazy Loads of bob demos 
17vFraoon Honor macabre" 
903 S'toSream demos re fb"ow me 
965 IT Megademo Qurte nice 
314CnoncsNeverwhere greaH 
351 Avenger Megademo good 
359/353 Crusaders Bustman pack 9 
487/488 Monty Python Lumberjack 1 
519Kartharsrs Megademo nice 
51BCrusaders Space delena & more 
545 Mag Fields pack. 7 demos, great 
557/558 No Brain no cam 9d>skset 
586 Newtrons music bo*: Crazy 1 
504 PMC demos: pure metal coders 
607 Total Recall demo Good< 
614 Budbrain 9 New. ewdter* 



Demos & Animations 

001 Juggler & Watang cat 9 classics 

003 Probe demo Been on TV 

004 Vangelts demo Superb demor* 

005 Enterprise leaves dock. Great' " 

006 Gymnast demo ExceSenrj* 

01 1 Newtons craoJe & 9 more 9rm 
019The«unAmm Fabcar chase" 
033 Knight emerges from book ■ 
034Coo< cougar demo Greac ■ 
OSOWafterdemol Greaf • 
051 W4e demo 9 Eraier* ■ 
059OC1 Fab ray traced anW 
058Ghostpooi 4 Dnp ExceflentJ " 
059Mag<ian 4 jogger Goodt • 
061 Adams farrary Of 60s TV senes 
087 indtana Jones demo fab film cfcp 
oeOJuggette Good t* colour anon' 
1 1 5 Stajlpt an4ms Window man - 
19*30 StarwarsX fighters good" • 
1 36 Comtach arwns Beer rjn etc* 
i93Skut«arwns WWong legs etc' 
901 Ej^iocfcng head arwn & mare* 
947 Real thmg5 Norses Dcartarwn 
394 lufco T eenager lamps arwW 
365 The ugly mug 4 "oe Amus*ig 
370 Colour cyckng Nceskde 
360 B>d arwns Done n Sculpt 3D* 
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411 Busy bee arwn Br* ray traced • 
457 Deluxe video arwns good 1 
499 Basketball Bang etc good ■ 
493 Agatron arwns F15. Startrefc! 
568-570 Lost n Space 3d<sks9mgi 
573-575 Station x Kheme (3) 9mg 
608 Dragons La* I fTimewarp) Fab* 
690 Fillet the Ftsh Great irtte arwni 
680 Clothes Peg Arwn ^ very good" 
699 Miner A/wn Good KM AnmJ* 



MUSiC & MUSiC Utiis: 

037 Musx maestro 7 Brrtdnt mus< 
060 100 64 tunes. Bnll dttk, a must! 
1 10/1 IIQuct not demo Fabguttrl 
1l3Genesis Land of Confusion' 
194 Z^t\ muse Great mus< cM* 
l47P«n « Great music 4 arwrv 
i565ounctracker Several versions' 
1 57/1 58 loads of Tracker samples' 9 
170Robooopoemo P< 4 muse' 
175 Teams muse House 4 Rap) 
100 Games muse Creator Good 1 

944 Delu*! nxjsic data nc rw 

945 M-Jdak Lots o* synth progs' 

946 Fv> 393 Casio CZ edeor' 
948 Am^a chart II BiackBoKetc 
967Dancema. Sampted mus*c' 

3 1 7 Frsh 300 Realtime prtch conv 
399 PenVctsound sampler 4 samples 
395 Enemes music Ml lots of tunes 
391 Dvgrtai Denon t*ce muse pack 
400BcatmasTerckjbmrx 17mr«l 
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483mus< several progs 4 m«y 
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591 Kefrens juwe box Very good- 
534Dmoo3 Amazr^ c ear samples 
5362arcnmusc9 9nd great dew 
540aan»ng«»vesfnu&c goocr 
546CynonMu5c Hct. 8 tracks) 
563 Qjestcr Megamrx 00 Beat of 90 
567 war falcons rnjvc Nee pack 
587Am*gadeus Mozart on Amiga) 
5W Audio Mage Al the Trackers' 
609S*ere5muse Some Fab tracks' 
671 Med 9 13 Latest version 4 rnek 
687 Madcma Hanky Par*y Good 
705 Ousaoers piav Genesis BjaV 



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1 1 7-90 TV graphes 4 disks for 3 SO 
1S3Jazzbench Atematrve W/bench 
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951 Fonts, mc r>g fonts 4 ramanager 
971 fern Database Good Database 
979F»ert)ase Easy to use database 
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976D»rnester,Sanbn Busnesi stuff 

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986 D8W Great rav tracer 4 pev 
903 Fish 986 Sample convener etc 
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995Fish 397 Messydcs, PC-Arrega' 
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303-305 Scamedckrjart good! 3 
308 na*> C Corntwer C correwer' 
309- n C Menu* on 3 disks 9 85 
215 Arp vt 3 ARernaDve comrnanos 
316Sdv1 6 Bnihantdrutwey 
448 *>*eoiacker 93br &eenentf 

480Grapnesclrsk. many useful progs 
544Doopy Good copy uDhtv disk 
560 Boot beck i/.rs useful routines 
600A64 Commodore 64 Emulator' 
W1 Oere Accounts type program * 
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616 Pascal compiler self compilingi 
617Mcad Cad design program' 
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677 Amateur Racfco Ham radio disk! 
694 8<yv*lhyms. Starcnart etc Good* 
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968 Computer ccmfVct Shoot em up 
367 Ep«c preview Amaang! 

36ft^ Star Trek Bn: 9 dsk game) 9 
49*5 leam 4 piav Funforketsi? 
496 Anvgaman games oacfc 10* 
443-5 Star Tie* 3 dak versen • 
•41 Temagame Good shareware* • 
*58 Games Car, Mnblast 4 Sys* 
481 OVeto Cnbbage fOonckke etc' 
514 Treasure island Funforketel 

555 Amrgaman 9 Dnp, Chess etc 

556 Dv»e demo Excellentl 
581 Colossal Adv 4 WDrid Adv* 
589 Castle of Doom Adv game' 

583 Fiashbter More than 900 leveisl 

584 Frame Freddie 'Platform game! 
595 Games Welltrr* Quatro etc 
619 Monopoly 4 Cluedo goodi 
695BJiziard Shoot em up" 
696-30 Educatran pack 5disks4SO 
683 Paranoid Good breakout garnet 
791 BatOeforce Strategy game* 

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044 Super Ham Cars Stunning' 
045RogerDean Great pes 4 muse 
067 Dynamite hires Unbehevablel 
078/0 Agatron 6*8 Ray traced, fab! 
134/5 Channel 49 * Silents. bnll pics! 
1 4 1 /9 Countach fantasy sielesi 9 
140 Boris Vallego fantasy art. Bnll! 
576 Iron Maeten slete Nee pes! 

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If you have lots of disks scattered 
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Err,., thanks for the tip. 

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with Niall (Coverdisk 18). When I 
type in: 

CD DF0:Prefs 
Back comes the error message: 
"Can't Find DF0:Prefs" 

My setup consists of an 
A500, Kickstart 1.3. Workbench 
1.2. A501 RAM expansion, Star 
LC-10 printer and a Cuman CAX 
354 second disk drive. Please 
reply in plain English only. 

C Millar, Dumfries 

/ regret to say that it's because 
you're Workbench isn't up-to-date 
enough. It works fine with 1.3. but 
1.2 had a different layout. Try to 
beg, borrow or steal a copy of 
Workbench 1.3 from a fellow 
Amiga owner. 

WOE GENLOCK 

I decided to go and do a bit of 
window shopping at the packed 
16 Bit Computer Fair and, fighting 
through the crowds, in a flash of 
flamboyance, I bought a MiniGen 
genlock. Eager to impress my 
family and friends with home 
movie video titling I rushed home 
to try it out. Ever since I've been 
removing large chunks of hair... 

No matter how far I get using 
a paint or video titling program, 
the machine crashes. It never hap- 
pens at quite the same time I 
might add. The programs work 
fine when running without the gen- 
lock but become very 
temperamental when it is 
attached. Is this due to the fact 
that I bought a cheap genlock or 
is my 1 MB A500 not powerful 
enough memory wise? 

I've been using DPamt and 
some other video titling software. 
Do you plan to run a series of arti- 
cles on the basics of genlockmg 
and desktop video? 

Neil Burton, Tidworth 




bench 



Helpful hints, queries answered, puzzles pondered, fears 
confirmed, easy fixes, hard fixes, soft fixes, opinions 
challenged... yes, it's another busy month at the 
Workbench with PAT McDONALD. 



ART SCRIBBLER 




I recently purchased an 
A500 and have been experi- 
menting with Scribble and 
Deluxe Paint //. I've Just 
about mastered the basic 
word-processing side of 
Scribble!, and my son 
enjoys DPalnt II. 

Is It possible, thinking 
about preparation of school 
assignments for example. 
to move pictures prepared 
from DPalnt II across to 
Scribble and then print the 
whole peice out? 

Alan M Jewell. Guernsey 

Not with Scribble!. Some 
word processors do have 
the feature to load IFF pic- 
tures (such as those 
produced with DPalnt) and 
include them on a printed 
page. Kindwords 2. Pen Pal 
and ProWrite can all do this 
- / suggest you peruse the 
word processor compari- 
son feature in AF17 for 
more detailed information. 



Probably the problem is that the 
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than your power supply can safely 
provide. Some A500 power packs 
are very miserly when it comes to 
supplying expansion hardware as 
well as the computer - and gen- 
locks do tend to take a fair 
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to me when using a genlock and 
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apparently are. 

So if I were you, I'd get one of 



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is our lack of video equipment 
(We'bre, however, planning a fea- 
ture which will tell you how to 
make your own video, so that 
should help - Ed.) 



NAME THAT CODE 

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"Attempted Rename Across 
Devices". If I do a similar thing 
with my own CLI disks, I get an 
equivalent error code ie 215, 103. 
Is there an error message 
database somewhere on my 
Workbench that I can copy onto 
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my own disks. I've checked in the 
obvious places such as the Libs 
and System directories but have 
found nothing. I have a 1 MB A500 
with Kickstart 1.2. 

Do you know of any PD linkers 
that will link assembly language 
object files? 

Sean Eaton, Surbiton 

Erm, again this is a problem with 
the outdated Workbench 1.2. If 
you're in Shell or the CLI and an 
error happens, you can type: 

Pau It - 

The 103 is an example: insert the 
number the message gave you 
instead of the 103. The meaning 
of the error code is then printed - 
this happens automatically with 
Shell on Workbench 1.3. but not 
with the CLI. 

VISUAL INSPECTION 

I was recently using a disk which 
normally boots using a custom 
UhlBoot V6.1 boot loader on it. 
The normal message didn't 
appear, so I got a bit suspicious. 
VirusX 4.1 let it through, but I 
decided to print the bootblock by 
using the #0 option. I was greeted 
with 'Revenge BooOoader'. 

If you become suspicious, use 
Zero Virus or a similar virus killer 
that automatically displays the 
bootblock. Always check new 
disks and old ones regularly. 

Adam Chapman. 
Middlesborough 



Excellent advice - never take ranty and possibly damaging their 
VirusX's word for it that there's no machines tit's not an easy job) 
virus on a disk. here goes: 



REDUNDANT 
UPGRADE 

1 own an A500 revision 6a and I 
would like to populate the four 
empty memory chip slots to give 
me a total of 1.5 MB (I already 
own an A501 memory expansion). 
There are a few things I am not 
quite sure of: 

- What type of chips should I use? 
(The existing ones are labeled 
D424256C-10.) 

2 What type of IC protectors are 
required - should it be one 
per chip? 

3 If I buy a fatter Agnus will I have 
to make any modifications to get 
it to work with internal memory? 

- Who do you recommend I pur- 
chase the chips from and what 
sort of prices are involved? 

I also think it would be a good idea 
to print a tutorial on how to fit the 
extra half MB yourself. 

Mark Humphrey, Basildon 

/ really don't recommend you to 
do it If you already have an A501 
or eQuivalent half MB expansion, 
putting extra chips on the mother- 
board is going to get you nowhere 

- put simply, you can upgrade that 
area by putting in an A501. or four 
extra memory chips, but not both! 

However, for those interested 
in invalidating any existing war- 



1 The new chips must be the 
same as the existing ones, 
D424256C-10. They should have 
a maximum delay of 80 nanosec- 
onds (the speed of a RAM chip is 
just as important as the specifica- 
tion). 

% You also need four 20pm OIL 
sockets - standard chip holders 
mat are widely available from elec- 
tronics suppliers. 

If you want the new RAM to be 
usable by the custom chips as 
well as the processor then your 
motherboard will need some 
tweaking - see AF18 for the full 
story. 

* This is the real stinker. Buying 
chips m small amounts is not 
cheap - expect to pay between 
£7 and £10 per chip. Add the 
expense of the DIL sockets plus 
the four decoupling capacitors 
(the small 10 nan&farad capaci- 
tors that are fitted above the RAM 
chips to clean up the power used 
by the RAM) and you could be pay- 
ing between £30 and £50 - more 
than the cost of the cheaper half 
MB RAM expansion boards. As for 
where you get them. ACE Repairs 
(0503 20282) seem to stock the 
best range of Amiga spares. 

HELP NEEDED 

I am lucky enough to own an 
A500. A1010 second floppy drive. 
A501 RAM expansion and an 



SETPATCH PATC 



PRIZE 

WINNER 



If your Amiga 
crsshe* on 

DPaint II when 
you load a pro- 
gram and then 
_^^^^^^^ try lo edit the 

^^^^^^ palette, there is 

a way of stopping this happening. The problem 
seems to be caused by a known bug in Kickstart 
versions 1.2 and 1.3. It Is fixed by running a com- 
mand called SetPatch. Thl» is in the c directory on 
Workbench and runs automatically - but Deluxe 
Paint II does not do this. 

To copy it (preferably onto a back-up of your 
DPaint II disk) load Workbench and double-click on 
the CLI or Shell. For a single-drive machine, use this 
method. Don't forget to press the Return key after 
every line: 

copy c/copy to ram: 
copy c/setpaich to ram: 
copy c/ed to ram: 

Then Insert the DPaint II disk and type: 

ram:copy ram: setpatch to df( i 

Now to get the startup-sequence to run the setpatch 
fix. you have to edit the startup- sequence. Then 
just type in: 

ram:eo d:0:s siartup-sequence 



After a few moments of disk activity, the DPaint II 
start up- sequence will appear. Type: 



The NIL: part of it takes the message that Setpatch 
prints and hides it - many commands in the startup- 
sequence use this to prevent lots of pointless text 
appearing. To resave the new startup-sequence, 
press ESC. let it go. press X and then hit 
Return. The new version will be saved onto the 
DPaint II disk. 

For two or more floppy users, the solution Is 
simpler. Insert your Workbench disk in the Internal 
drive and your DPaint II disk In the external drive. 
Boot up and double-click on the CU or Shell. Type: 

copy c/setpatci) to 

ed dfl:c /startup-sequence 

Again, the startup-sequece will appear, and you 
should enter: 

SetPatch >fi£L: 

Again, press ESC. let go. press X and then Return, if 
you prefer, after copying the SetPatch command 
you could alter the start up- sequence with a word 
processor - the file is In the s directory. 

Peter Dobson. Crickhowell 

Thanks for taking the time to work it out. 



A590 hard drive with another 1 
MB of memory. I'm very happy 
with this lot of goodies but there's 
always something else. I have a 
chance of buying a cheap 40 MB 
hard drive to replace the 20 MB 
one in the A590. 

tt doesn't work. When I swap 
the two dnves. the Hard Disk 
Toolbox announced that no drives 
were attached to the system. The 
hard drives are almost identical: 
both are made by Western Digital, 
the connecting blocks are the 
same, the only difference is the 
model number. The 20 MB is a 
WD93028-A and the 40MB is a 
WD93048-X-A. 

On the 20 MB drive there is a 
little connector across two of 
three pins on a seperate connect- 
ing block - naturalry I connected 
the 40 MB drive in the same way, 
but with no results. Could this be 
the problem, or is it that the disk 
was originally formatted with MS- 
DOS, which has probably killed it? 

Darren F Walton, Newcastle 

If the hard drive software (Hard 
Drive Toolbox) can't see the drive, 
then the problem is with the con- 
nections. It's likely mat a slightly 
different cable is needed to mount 
a 40 MB drive inside the A590, 
rather than using the old cable. 

On the other hand, the drive 
could be simply incompatible. This 
is the most likely solution, as PC 
drives rarely work with Amigas - 
it's all very well saying the connec- 
tors are the same, but that 
doesn't really mean much. Just 
because they're made by the 
same company and they look simi- 
lar doesn't mean that they are not 
wired m a totally different manner 

If any readers know any differ- 
ent, then please wnte in to 
Workbench with the complete 
solution, as ' must admit that I am 
very unfamiliar with A590s 
(Commodore help us as much as 
they help you - very little). 

SIMPLE SOLUTION 

I've owned an Amiga for nine 
months now and I feel that at last 
I'm starting to understand how to 
use the CLI (I've only got one 
drive). But I do have a little prob- 
lem that I need help with. 

When I copy a utility onto my 
Workbench disk and include any 
readme files (for documentation - 
I always stick more or PPmore on 
as well) I get error messages 
when I double- click on the icon for 
the readme files. Please help as 
I'm not going to let something sim- 
ple like that beat me. 

Would it be possible to buy 
old Coverdisks and maybe photo- 
stats from old issues? I do realise 

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the enormity of this request but I 
thought it was well worth a try, 
don't you think? 

Dave J Langley, Birmingham 

Easy one this (\ had trouble myself 
when starting out). You need to 
select the icon by clicking on it 
once, and then going to the top 
menus on Workbench and select- 
ing info from the leftmost menu. 
After a quick disk swap, an infor- 
mation screen will be displayed 
about the icon. Click on the 
default tool box, and put in exactly 
where and what you're using to 
display the text For instance, if 
you're using ppmore which is in 
the c directory of the utility disk, 
then type: 

.rrore 

Then click on save to save the 
new information back onto the 
disk. Sometimes a bit of trial and 
error is needed (files are not 
always where you think they are). 
It's a good idea to put the name of 
the disk in as well - for instance: 

Coverdisk 21 :C/ more 

As for the bit about old Coverdisks 
and photostats, all I can say is 
don't hold your breath. But you 
never know. . . 

NOTHING HAPPENED 

I would welcome your comments 
on a problem I have interfacing a 
1 MB A500 with a MIDI keyboard 
(a Yamaha PSR 48). The software 
I am using is Aegis Somx, and I 
recently acquired a Microdeal MIDI 
interface. Despite exhaustive 
efforts, I can neither drive the 
Amiga from the keyboard or vice- 
versa, having tried every 
combination of setting from both 
keyboard and the software manu- 
als, and serial port parameters 
such as baud rate. 

I have tested the interface and 
keyboard m both directions, using 
a multimeter and high impedance 
earphone, and signals are pre- 
sent. In discussion with both the 
keyboard and computer dealers 
the view is that the system should 
work, although neither is familiar 
with this particular combination. 

I am coming to the conclusion 
that Somx is not entirely compati- 
ble with all MIDI instruments, 
despite claims, although the PSR 
48 has no unusual features. As a 
final test I tried the MidiAnalyser 
program on AF15's Coverdisk. 
This too indicated no data, but I 
don't know if this pre-release ver- 
sion was faulty. 

I would welcome any guidance 
that you could possibly give me, 
or that of your readers, who may 



have some experience of using 
Sonix with MIDI instruments. 

C J Knight, Billericay 

Usually, no data at all means 
either that the computer can't talk 
to the MIDI device or the MIDI 
device is not listening. It could be 
a fault with the Amiga, the MIDI 
interlace, the cable or the key- 
board. One thing that I can tell you 
is that it proably isn't Somx. 

Admitedly anything connected 
to your Amiga can hang occasion- 
ally, but the fact that you're not 
getting a dicky bird suggests a 
hardware problem to me. 
Standard MIDI question: You are 
sending data out and receiving on 
the same MIDI channel? 

WORTHWHILE? 

I am thinking about buying a digi- 
tiser and would like to know which 
would be the best for my needs. I 
have heard that DigiView Gold 4.0 
is a pretty good buy. I would like 
to know if it is best to buy a 
monochrome video camera with 
red, green and blue filters or a 
colour camera for input to my digi- 
tiser? What's the difference 
between a video camera and a 
camcorder? 

Would it be worth going into 
digitising at all, or would you rec- 
ommend some other topic like 
music or comms? I would be very 
grateful if you could answer these 
questions as I live in the depths of 
Norfolk where most of the people 
are still getting used to the idea of 
electricity, let alone computers! 

Marcos Martin Scriven, 

Norwich 

Hmm. DigiView produces excellent 
quality results, but does take its 
time to produce them. Vidi Amiga 
is a black-and-white only digitiser 
that is much more fun for messing 
about with - and with the 
VidiChrome software you can grab 
colour as well. There's not a lot of 
difference between them: if I 
wanted the best quality I'd go for 
DigiView Gold 4.0, but for produc- 
ing quick, acceptable results t 
would prefer VidiAmiga. 

Oh yes. if you want to use a 
colour camera then you will need 
an RGB splitter as well to seperate 
the red, green and blue compo- 
nent signals, if you have a video 
recorder with rock-steady freeze 
frame then you could grab from 
that with an RGB splitter plus digi- 
tiser as well. 

The difference between a 
video camera and a camcorder is 
that a camcorder can always 
record onto a built-in tape of some 
kind. Strictly speaking all a video 
camera does is take images and 
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CHOICE OF TWO 



I am now considering buying a 68030 accelerator board for my 
B2000 (expanded to 3 MB). The choice I have Is between the GVP 
running at 28 MHz and the CSA at 25 MHz. The GVP costs about £599 
and the CSA is £699 (although an advert In an issue of AF says that 
Checkmate Digital sell the CSA for £375). 

My main use of the extra processing power will be for 
ray-tracing. I would be grateful If you could shed some light on my 
following questions: 

I Will any ray-tracing package (or any other graphics package for 
that matter) speed up due to the accelerators? I'm thinking of Sculpt 
4D, Turbo Silver or even DBW Render (PD). 

Will I need the futt 4 MB of 32-bit RAM for ROM shadowing or can I 
use less? 

I What relative speed difference does the 68882 maths co-processor 
have over the 68881? 

< Do both accelerators have a 68000 fall-back mode? 

- Finally, could you tell me which of the two in your opinion Is bet- 
ter, considering price and performance? Thanks for your help. 

Aman Ali, Irford 




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the processor socket, rather than being a standard plug in card. 

Un!css a program has been specifically written to ignore accelera- 
tors it will run faster to some extent or other. Sculpt 40 makes full 
use of maths-coprocessors as well as faster processors - and I'm 
pretty sure that Turbo Silver does too. Ray-tracing is an ideal use for 
an accelerator. 

No. The 1.2 and 1.3 Kickstart ROMs are 256K in size - Kickstart 2 
uses 512K. Extra memory is usually assigned to the memory pool, 
so although more than 512K is useful «'» nof necessary tor 
ROM shadowing. 

The 68881 is designed to work with the 68020 processor, whereas 
the 68882 works best with the 68030. Having said that, it is possible 
to reverse the usage, although not tremendously practical. A 68882 
can also run at higher clock speeds than a 68881, just as a 68030 can 
run faster than a 68020. 

So tar as I am aware - fhsf is, I'm guessing - the 68882 contains 
a few extra commands and can transfer data from and to the proces- 
sor much faster. In general, a program written for a 68881 and 68020 
will work with a 68882 and 68030 - buf It does not always work 
In reverse. 
3 Yes. 

It depends on where you want the board to go. The GVP one occu- 
pies a slot In your machine. The CSA model sits In the processor 
slot, giving more expansion potential. There's not really a lot else to 
choose between them. 



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squirt them down a video camera 
- it doesn't necessarily have a 
built-in tape unit for recording. Is it 
worthwhile? Depends on your idea 
of worth. There's no money at all 
in it - professional digitising ser- 
vices were set up years ago, and 
they use expensive equipment to 
grab pictures from the real world 
in the highest possible quality. 

On the other hand, it's fun 
grabbing an image and then mess- 
ing about with it using a paint 
package like Deluxe Paint or 
Photon Paint. You can also pro- 
duce animations with them by 
grabbing an image that slowly 
changes - VidiAmiga scores highly 
in this department, although the 
results are always monochrome. 
There's a lot you can do with a 
digitiser if you have some imagina- 
tion and want to do some 
exploring. Or you could be boring 
and do what most people do with 
them, te produce still slideshows. 

As for music, it really depends 
on whether you're musically tal- 
ented or not. Personally I'm not, 
but there's a large range of soft- 
ware to create new music or 
simply type in existing scores and 
listen to it 

Comms? I love it. Looking 
around bulletin boards, playing 
online games, chatting to people, 
uploading and downloading soft- 
ware and data - it's fun for a 
hobby but can be more expensive 
than buying public domain pro- 
grams on disk. On the other hand, 
there's a lot more PD on bulletin 
boards than exists in any single 
PD disk library. Try comms at the 
peril of your grip on reality and 
your wallet. (Pat's a bit of a 
weirdie Comms freak - I prefer 
digitising! - Ed.) 

QUICKIES 

I have a few questions which I am 
sure you could answer for me, 
thanks for any help given. 
X Where can I get hold of the lat- 
est version of Nico Francois' 
Powerpacker Professional? I would 
prefer a dealer in this country but 
any information will help. 

% I think I have a virus called the 
CCCP virus, have you heard of it? 
Can you suggest any virus killers 
which could kill it? I am not totally 
stupid because I could kill it by 
installing a new bootblock: but I 
don't know whether it is just a 
bootblock virus or a combined link 
and bootblock virus which goes 
off when the bootblock is re- 
installed. The disk is a PD utility 
disk which I received recently. 

3 When PD programmers ask for 
$20 for their troubles and will 
send updates and manuals, do 
they only do this for their home 
country? For instance if I sent S20 



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I have an IPL Microproducts 20 MB hard drive attached to my A500. It's gone drastically wrong. When I put the 
boot up disk in DFO: it seems to be working until a system request comes up:- 

Error validating disk 
Key 32227 already set 

On clicking cancel the CLI opens on: 

Can't find DHC : Fonts 
Assign FaiZed Returncode 20 

From here all I have is the CLI window and nothing I do to edit the startup-sequence (anyway, no matter what, 
nothing doing) will get my hard drive to work. I have tried to copy fonts from DF1 : to DHO: and all I get back is: 

DHO: not validated 

When using Diskdoctor every track shows a failure. The last time I used the hard drive I discarded a couple of 
things from it both of which were deletable according to the info menu option. They didn't seem to delete fully - 
could this have contributed to the fault? 

S W Sommerville, Stockport 

Oh dear. Your hard drive is in a very bad state indeed. In this sort of situation, all you can do Is reformat it and 
put all the programs back onto it afterwards. It's a horrible, tedious, finicky process, but It Is the only way to 
start using your hard drive again. 

The sad tact is that hard drives are not free from having the occasional error made when AmigaDOS is writ- 
ing to them. Because hard drives have a large capacity, one small error anywhere on them often causes the 
whole lot to become unusable. Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but after a good reformat to make the whole 
thing usable such faults are very rare. 



to the author of SID would he send 
me any updates? 

P Worral, Aston 

S Softville Computer Supplies 
(0705 266509) are the only 
licensed distributors of 

Powerpacker Professional. It 
costs £7.99. 

2 Depends which CCCP it is - 
there are three at present. 
ZeroVirus III will find one of them, 
but the only virus killer which will 
find all of them is Xavier LeClerq's 



Master Virus Killer VI. 9. Thanks to 
Erik Lovendahl Sorenson for this 
info. The easiest way to say if 
installing a new boot block kills it 
is to copy the disk and then try 
killing the virus on the copy - if 
that works, then don't worry. 
3 Usua//y they do. Shareware con- 
tributions should be paid if you 
find the program especially useful. 
They help to recover the costs of 
writing the program, rather than 
making the author lots of money. 
It's a good idea to include some 



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Following your advice on half MB RAM 
expansions I bought the Ashcom board 
with a battery backed-up clock. Initially 
everything worked fine, but a few days 
later the computer informed me that the 
battery backed-up clock was no longer 
present, but the extra memory was. 
I phoned Ashcom who explained this can be caused by certain soft- 
ware crashes and told me how to put It right. If anyone else has this 
problem, here's what to do: 

1 Remove the expansion from the trapdoor. 

2 Find the clock chip, and note which way around it is. This is typically a 
Oki 6242. mounted at right angles to the four RAM chips (which are all 
alike). Use a non-magnetic screwdriver and use pressure at either end 
alternately to lever it up 

3 Either leave the chip out of the board for half and hour or heat ft gently 
with a hairdryer until it is warm to the touch - I used the latter method. 

4 Replace the chip the correct way around and put the memory board 
back into the computer. Hey presto, everything's back to normal. 

Mark Wightman, 
High Wycombe 

Incidentally, this should also get rid of the problem of locked up clocks, 
caused by a nasty virus that resets all the digits on a clock to nine, so it 
stops counting! 



extra cash - say S25 rather than 
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As my Amiga is over a year old 
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mistake on my part) some of the 
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and their travel is now rough. 

Is it possible to remove some 
of the keys with a screwdriver or 
must I take the computer apart in 
order to clean out the clag? I am 
pretty certain that this is a com- 
mon problem with older machines. 
G Lewis, Portsmouth 

It is just about possible to lever 
out the keys without taking the 
computer apart, but it's very tricky 
and can damage them. If you take 
the two halves of the keyboard 
housing off, then the keyboard 
can be unplugged - take a note of 
which colour is on which side on 
the wires going from the keyboard 
to the machine - and the keys can 
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Note that each key has a 
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GETTING STARTED 




he story so far: The 
Commodore Amiga is sell- 
ing in such vast numbers it 
is possible some of you may have 
just purchased your Amiga so might 
have missed earlier instalments of 
APs beginners pages - what do you 
mean, you were too busy playing 
Revenge Of The Blasterons! To recap 
for you here is what the first three 
parts have covered: 

1 a Backing up Workbench; 
■ renaming disks; general help. 



Taking the 





In the fourth instalment of this essential series for serious 

iters; the 

(fated) mstaiiprinter. beginners, MARK SMIDDY teaches tidiness after toying 

Snapshotting and discarding 



^ B Introduction to Printers; the 

9m icons; the newauto "drawer. ° With your Workbench. 




LEFT: Unclean! The 
Utilities drawer needs 
cleaning up! 



BELOW: After tidying 
up. The Clean Up is 
fast and effective - but 
you'll have to snapshot 
everything now. 



LESSON 13: CLEANING ' iar M .tmi. fl 

UP AFTER YOURSELF 



You will need: 

• Your Workbench disk 

The 'Clean Up' option found under 
Workbench's 'Special' menu is used 
to automatically arrange icons into a 
more organised manner. The problem 
is, Clean Up does not work quite as 
you might expect - that is, you can- 
not just select a number of icons (as 
you would for a Snapshot) and per- 
form a Clean Up on them. However, 
Clean Up is easier to operate than 
Snapshot. Try the following steps - 
read them before you begin. 

1: Boot the Workbench disk. 
2: Open the Utilities drawer. 
3: Click and hold on the drawer's 
sizer gadget: drag it until you can see 
most of the icons. As you do this, you 
will notice the window does not 
'refresh' (redraw itself) while you are 
dragging, so you may have to release 
the button to discover if all the icons 
are visible. 

4: Drag a few of the icons around. 
Make a mess, go on - it doesn't mat- 
ter. Note: do not try this example 
willy-nilly with drawers or you might 
find some of your icons disappear 
into another directory and get lost... 




5: Now select Clean Up from the 
Special menu. 

6: I deliberately chucked a spanner in 
there to make sure you are paying 
attention. You will not be able to 
select Clean Up because the option is 
shadowed - that is, not available. 
7: Select the Utilities drawer in the 
Workbench disk's window. 
8: Go to the Special menu and - sur- 
prise! - Clean Up is now available. 
Select the option and watch those 
icons fly. In order to fix the icons in 
their new positions, you now have to 
go round and Snapshot them all. 

The Two Golden Rules: 

• Snapshot only works on icons that 
have been selected. 



• Clean Up operates on disks and 
drawers - the relevant icon must be 
opened and selected before it works. 

LESSON 14: 
USING INFO 

You will need: 

• Your Workbench disk 

Now you have a better understanding 
of how Workbench works - albeit at a 
very simple level - it is time for you 
to start looking at some of its many 
hidden features. 

1: Open the Workbench disk 
2: Select the Utilities drawer 
3: Now select Info from the Work- 
bench menu. 

After a short pause, a large window 
will open up and present you with a 
lot of information about the Utilities 
drawer. The bar at the top left of the 
screen is the name of the item you 
have selected information for - 
Utilities in this case. Just below that is 
the type of item: Drawer. If you have 
experimented with IconED on the 
Extras disk, you may have noticed 
there are several icon types: Tool, 
Project, Disk, Drawer and Garbage. 

Each type has a different mean- 
ing to Workbench and can store its 
own snapshot information. It is impor- 
tant to know what these are if you are 
going to get the best from 
Workbench. A quick reference is 
listed in the panel on this page 
headed Workbench Items at a Glance. 
You can get information on any 
Workbench object simply by selecting 
it, then selecting Info from the 
Workbench menu. 

The Size Display 

Projects, Tools and Disks have a size 
associated with them. Projects and 
Tools take up a certain amount of 
disk space; disks have a certain 
amount of space available. This area 
displays any relevant information, 
Continued overleaf t 



APRIL 199! AMIGA FORMAT 205 



GETTING STARTED 



drawers never display size informa- 
tion - but this does not mean they are 
empty; they still take up room on the 
Workbench disk. 

The Status Flags 

At the right-hand side of the display is 
a row of four gadgets used to control 
what are called the icon's 'protection' 
or 'status* flags. Flags are a bit like 
light switches - they can be on or off. 
You can change the state of any of 
these just by clicking them. Here is a 
list of the available flags and all 
their meanings: 

Archive: is provided for information 
only and is not used by Workbench. 
Setting (to Archived) or resetting (Not 
Archived) this has no effect. 

Read: is not generally used in 
Workbench 1.3 - but some third-party 
software will act on it. This flag is 
best left in its default state: Readable. 

Write: like read, is not generally used 
in Workbench 1.3. 

Delete: is the usual cause for 
heartache when trying to discard sev- 
eral icons or empty the trashcan. 
Setting this flag (Not Deletable) helps 
to stop you discarding something by 
mistake - it means you can't throw it 
away or change it. The Snapshot 
function will not work while this flag 
is active. 

It is important to note that here icons 
are connected to objects (files) by 
name. While you remain in 
Workbench, the protection flags of 
both the object and the icon which 
belongs to it are affected by Info. 
Once you enter the Shell or CLI you 
get control over the protection flags 
of individual objects. This is where it 
gets confusing and is mentioned here 
because it can give rise to some 
peculiar errors with some third-party 




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(usually PO) software. AmigaDOS will 
be covered later in the series and in 
Amiga Format's new sister publica- 
tion, Amiga Shopper. 

The Comment Editor 

Is reserved for you to add short com- 
ments about individual icons and, 
although the maximum limit is 79 
characters, 51 is the practical limit. It 
is a standard Amiga string gadget - 
these were discussed in Part One of 
this series for renaming disks and 
icons. Briefly, to operate string gad- 
gets you simply click in them and 
start typing. If the gadget already 
contains text, you can click anywhere 
in the text and insert more text. 
Pressing Right-Amiga + X clears 
the gadget. 

The Default Tool Editor 

Displays the Tool for Project and Disk 
icons. Remember, a tool is a pro- 
gram: so for projects (which means 
files), this is the name of the program 
Workbench will set into action when 
you double-click on the icon. It also 
has the path: this means a descrip- 
tion of which directory on the disk the 
program is in. 

Disk icons use this to get the 
path and file name of the DiskCopy 

function, called when you select the 
Continued on Page 1921 



TOP: Drawer Info; a drawer is 
the most basic form of icon. 
MIDDLE: Project Info; Ihis info 
screen for Printer prefs shows 
how Tool Types work. 
BOTTOM: Tool Info; A tool has a 
default stack and other info. 
RIGHT: Disk Info; this hard disk 
partition is full to overflowing! 



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WORKBENCH ICONS ATA GLANCE 



TOOLS: are programs, software, applications - call (hem what you will. 
As in life, we use Tools to create things - music scores, artwork, docu- 
ments and so on. This analogy tends to get stretched a bit because 
some Tools do not actually create a finished product as such. MORE 
(on the Extras 1.3 disk) Is a typical example - it is a Tool which allows 
you to view documents. 
Snapshot usage: X and Y relative to window. 
Info usage: Size; Status; Stack; Comment; Tool Types. 
Example: Preferences. 

PROJECTS: are files created by Tools. Well-behaved Tools (such as 

DPamt) create a project Icon for every drawing or brush you save. 

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project Icons look different. 

Snapshot usage: X and Y relative to window. 

Info usage: Size; Status; Stack; Comment; Default Tool; Tool Types. 

Example: Shell. 



DISKS: are displayed automatically when you insert a disk into the 
machine. Although the standard software supplied with the Amiga does 
not support it, these icons can get very large. Take the Amiga Format 
Coverdisk icon lor Instance. 
Snapshot usage: X and Y relative to Workbench screen; size and 



position of first open window: view position (set by scroll bars). 
Info usage: Size (disk info); Default Tool; Tool Types; Status (set by 
disk write protect). 
Example: Workbench. 

DRAWERS: represent directories In the AmigaDOS hierarchy. Using 
this analogy, the disk is the filing cabinet and drawers are pan of It. 
However, drawers can contain drawers, that contain drawers, which 
also contain drawers and so on. 

Snapshot usage: X and Y relative to owners window; size and posi- 
tion of window; view position (set by scroll bars). 
Into usage: Status; Comment; Tool Types. 
Example: Utilities. 

GARBAGE: is a special directory (drawer) used exclusively by the 
Workbench for the trashcan. For most purposes, the trashcan acts like 
any other drawer but Workbench knows when it has been selected and 
activates the Empty Trash menu item. When you operate Empty Trash, 
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GETTING STARTED 



icon and select Duplicate. It always 
reads: SYS:System/Diskcopy. This is 
for developers and advanced users, 
so even though you can change its 

contents, don't! 

The Tool Types Editor 

The information stored in this gadget 
is passed to a Tool when it starts. 
The contents can vary greatly and are 
very specific to one program. Many 
Tools do not use this, but those that 
do often supply more than one 
option. IconX (new in release 1.3) is a 
typical example: it has two options 
WINDOW and DELAY. If you just want 
to view the current list, you can use 
the up and down arrows (left of the 
gadget). To add a new Tool Type, 
click add - right of the gadget - and 
to delete an old one, click DEL. Tool 
Types have no effect on Drawers. 

Note: If your software's manual tells 
you to enter something in the Tool 
Types array (say, WINDOW=CON: 
0/0/640/200/Turtlator) do it exactly 
like that. Unlike the rest of the Amiga 
system. Tool Types are sensitive to 
case - so entering Wmdow= or 
wlNDOW= would not work. 

The Stack Editor 

This is located just below the size dis- 
play: in the Info for Projects and Tools 
is the number of bytes allocated to an 
application's process stack when it is 
launched as a process by 
Workbench. I have" deliberately made 
that explanation complex as a warn- 
ing: DO NOT FIDDLE WITH IT! 



IF YOU GET STUCK 

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LESSON 15: 

SNAPSHOT - THE 

UNTOLD STORY 

This is not so much a lesson as one 
of those tips you only hear about 
whispered in dark recesses of local 
pubs sometime after the last bell has 
long gone. It may not seem much use 
to you at the moment, but there may 
come a time when you'll find this 
tip invaluable. 

When you open a drawer, 
Workbench memorises all the icons' 
images - as well as all the other 
relevant information. This means if 
you happen to be working in the Shell 
and accidentally erase all the icon 
(dot-info) files, all you have to do is 
select all the icons and Snapshot 
them back. Easy huh? 

Note this only works while the 
window is open - but it is worth know- 
ing, if only for the one-upmanship - 
because very few 'experts' know this! 



LESSON 16: 

IF SNAPSHOT, 

TRASHCAN AND 

DISCARD WILL 

NOT WORK... 

One of the most unforgiving features 
of Workbench is the way it handles 
unexpected AmigaDOS errors. A typi- 
cal case is one where you attempt to 
Snapshot an icon which has been 
made not-deleteable. In this instance, 
Workbench responds: "Error while 
writing XXXX: 222" where XXXX is the 
name of the icon involved. This prob- 
lem is a nuisance but it can be got 
round easily by clearing the not- 
deleteable flag in the icon's info box. 
Much the same rules apply to 
Empty Trash and Discard from the 
Workbench menu. Here is what to do 
to fix this: 

1: Select the offending icon. 
2: Select Info from the Work- 
bench menu. 

3: Click on the not-deleteable flag box 
(described above) and then make it 
deleteable. 

4: Select save to re-configure 
the icon 

5: Attempt the Snapshot, Discard or 
Empty Trash operation again. 
6: Repeat stepsl...5 as often as 
required. 

Thus endeth the fourth lesson. 

Next: Good results from printers. 
Curing Preferences problems, 
and the 1.3 Graphic 2 options. 





The A-Z of Computer Terms 









Builds up in monthly parts to a complete glossary. Part Three:P-S 






Pointer or pointing 


Project: Workbench term 


values to enter. All 


screens can make up 


are expected to pay a 




device: An arrowhead 


for a file created by a 


requesters have (or 


the display - each one 


registration fee to the 




[or some similar design] 


Workbench Tool. 


should have) one thing 


having its own bitmap. 


author if you intend to 




which is moved by the 


Projects can be anything 


in common: a confirma- 


Screens - like windows 


use it on a regular basis. 




mouse (usually) to 


from sound samples 


tion button and a cancel 


- can be depth arranged 


The licence varies from 




"point" at the icon they 


to pictures. 


button. The text used 


and pulled down to 


package to package. 




wish to work on. See 




can be variable, but usu- 


reveal others. See 






also: Icon, Micon. 


RAM: Random Access 


ally it'll be along the 


Window and see 


Shell CLI: Typically an 






Memory. Programs and 


lines of "OK" or "YES" 


also: Device. 


Interface to DOS where 




Port: Usually an external 


data are temporarily 


and "Cancer or "Ooops, 




the user has to enter 




socket where other 


stored here whilst the 


forget it!". 


SCSI: Small Computer 


instructions by hand. 




expansion is added. The 


machine Is switched on. 




Systems Interface - this 


This is much more 




sockets for mouse, joy- 


When power is removed 


ROM: Read Only 


Is usually applied to 


complex than using a 




stick, disk drive, printer, 


however, the contents 


Memory. Just like RAM, 


peripherals such as hard 


QUI but also more 




and so on are all ports. 


of RAM are lost. See 


only permanent. ROMs 


disks and tape stream- 


powerful. 




This term Is also used In 


also: ROM. 


are used to hold the pro- 


ers. See also Disk drive. 






multi-tasking but It will 




grams which make the 




Sibling: A child - usually 




not be covered in this 


Read only: Applied to 


machine behave like a 


Shared routine: A small 


refers to both processes 






files or disks this means 


computer. See 


program written so that 


and tasks. Also applied 






the object cannot be 


Firmware, Kickstart. 


many programs can 


(rarely though) to 




Process: These are just 


written to. When applied 




execute it at the same 


directories. See also: 




high-level tasks main- 


to disks, It also means 


RS232: Another name 


time. Shared routines 


Directory, Process. 




tained by AmigaDOS. 


the disk cannot be 


for the serial port. 


are the backbone of res- 






Unlike tasks, processes 


formatted. 




ident code, all the 


SIMM/SIPPS: Special 




can access the DOS 




SCART: Standard con- 




type of RAM package 




library and perform disk 


Requester box: These 


nector on many 


tral to multi-tasking. See 


used in the very latest 




access. There is an 


are used when a pro- 


monitors and even 


also: Library. 


Amiga systems. 




upper limit of 20 pro- 


gram or the machine 


some domestic televi- 








cesses running at once 


either needs confirma- 


sions. The Amiga can be 


Shareware: Software 


Software: Programs 




prior to AmigaDOS 2. 


tion from you, or, needs 


connected directly to 


which has been placed 


used to drive the hard- 




Exceeding this limit 


information from you. 


this with the help of the 


In the public domain by 


ware. See also: 




gives the confusing 


Requesters can be sim- 


correct lead. 


its author for the pur- 


Hardware, Firmware. 




error: Task table full - In 


ple: "Please insert 




poses of demonstration. 






fact the process table is 


Volume Worfcbenchl.3 in 


Screen: The area where 


Most Shareware titles 


Tool: Workbench termi- 




full, tasks are managed 


any drive" or devilishly 


windows are displayed. 


are complete and fully 


nology for a program or 




in a list. See List, Task. 


complex with dozens of 


On the Amiga many 


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Brian McMahon 
Blantyre 

No there isn't For anyone who 
doesn't know what an Archimedes 
is, ifs a very sophisticated but 
rather useless 32-bit machine that 
has never really caught on. Acorn, 
the manufacturers, have some- 
what dubiously tried to flog it to 
schools as the natural successor 
to the BBC micro, which it ain't 

Pervert 

Cheap disk storage comes in the 
unlikely form of the common toast- 
rack. First, ensure that any 
crumbs or traces of butter are 
thoroughly washed off. Then insert 
your disks just as you would 
pieces of warm, scrummy toast. 
Your desk will be spick and span 
quicker than you can say "Where's 
my bleedin' rubber gloves and 
toast-rack, you thievin' little git!" 

Chris 
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AF 18, Page 5, top left-hand cor- 
ner,.. What do I find? "Eat your 
shorts.'' What can this subliminal 



message mean!" 



John Trueman 
Wolverhampton 



A small psychological experiment 
by our art editor. What amazes 
me is that out of over 100,000 
readers of that particular issue 
John is the only one so far to have 
spotted the message. Does this 
mean that the rest of you only 
noticed it subconsciously and 
have spent the whole of Christmas 
happily munching your shreddies 
for breakfast? 

Choc machine 

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(gas mark 2, 80° C) for 3 minutes. 
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Easter surprise for the kids. 

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Clwyd 

Blood Simple 

After reading the review of 
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that every time you run out of 
energy you have to start again, 
but right back at the beginning. 








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Second point is that as soon as 
you kill a bad guy, he comes back 
on screen as you go off. I quote 
(from your review): "Regenerating 
villains are monumentally annoy- 
ing". ANNOYING? I could tell you a 
swear word or two. Overall, 
though, a very good game. 

Matt Garrett 
Albourne 

PS Injecting anything into your 
jugular would create a jet of blood 
eight feet long. 

Quite right So don't try it at 
home, kids! 

Competition 
Entry 

Answers: Well, more of a question 

really. Am I ever going to win a 

competition? 

a) I doubt it 

b)Yes 

c) Bananas 

J J Smith 

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To use your Amiga as a PC, don't 
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lator: simply remove the plug. 

Ivor Flabbybottom 
Welsh Wales 

Frog-eye Sprite 

I recently made a killing when I 
bought a copy of Bullfrog's excel- 
lent Powermonger: it was the best 
game I had got for ages. I couldn't 
believe my luck that EA were to 
release two extra disks in 
February: please could you let me 
and other Powermonger fans 
know what we are to expect? 

Pete Molyneux and the Bullfrogs 
were down the other day, so 
Trenton should know more: hang 
on, I'll ask him. 



Yeah, he says the first new disk 
will bring Powermonger into this 
century with a World War 1 setting 
based on a map of Central 
Europe, plus a completely new set 
of weapons and the chance to 
invent technological gadgets like 
planes and tanks. 

The second is a US CmI War 
scenario: the first time breach- 
loading rifles, cannon and rockets 
were used and 'the first modern 
war'. Also on the way is a Tips 
book from EA which will contain 
play-throughs of lands as well as 
general hints on game structure 
and how things inter-relate. 

Satisfied • 
Customer 

It is high time that we stood up 
and said no to those software 
houses that are fobbing us off with 
poorly-produced, unjustifiably 

expensive software. 

However, all is not lost. Let 
me be the first (of many, I hope) 
to recommend some software 
that I have found to be written with 
the user in mind instead of just 
potential profit. 

I recently bought Wolfpack by 
Mirrorsoft and though it allows 
hard disk installation on the PC, 
there is no suggestion that this 
could be done on the Amiga. 
Nevertheless, I copied the files 
onto my hard disk and sure 
enough it works. It does require 
the original disk to be inserted, 
but only as a keydisk. 

I can thoroughly recommend 
this to anyone who is into 
wargames or submarine sims. It is 
superb - I can't stop playing! So 
congratulations to Mirrorsoft! 

Steve Carter 
Chelmsford 

I'm very glad to hear it. We were a 
bit unpopular with Mirrorsoft 



because we gave their Turtles 
game a bit of a panning. I hope 
the fact that we also gave 
Wolfpack a cracking 83% shows 
that we rate a game according to 
its merits, to protect you from 
that 'poorly-produced, unjustifiably 
expensive software' you speak of, 
but I'd like to hear what readers 
thought of Turtles. Were we wrong 
in our judgement? 

Quickies 

I am using this as an excuse to 
use my new printer but I may as 
well ask some questions as I am 
really starting to go places in the 
world of the Amiga. Firstly, I would 
like to plug the Bulletin Board I am 
a Co-Sysop of. Its called Dayta 
Computer Systems and it runs 
from 6 pm until 8 am. It has got 
hundreds of files just waiting to be 
downloaded. So call 0482 
643898 after 6pm for the best 
board in Hull. Phew!!! Now I can 
ask you my quezzies: 

If piracy is flourishing so 
much, why do people like Date! 
Electronics sell Synchro Express? 
They must know that if it says 
"Copies all disks" on their ads peo- 
ple are going to buy it to make 
back-ups of protected software 
which is illegal anyway. I don't 
understand how they are allowed 
to sell them. It doesn't copy all 
disks anyway, so it is misleading. 

Oh and finally, how can 
Domark release Stun Runner in 
the state ifs in? I am not up to 
date with your magazine, I am still 
on Issue 16 so I don't know if you 
have reviewed it yet, but I had the 
misfortune of buying it for 
Christmas and I am disgusted. I 
know that it would have been 
impossible to have converted the 
coin-op perfectly but it seems to 
me that it had been rushed to get 
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Jurgen Whatchacallit programmed 
the 16-bit versions and after Hard 
Drivin' I was fairly confident with 
him making a good conversion on 
SR. But he has let himself down. 
The graphics are terrible (the ship 
doesn't even look like its arcade 
parent) and the speed is soooooo 
slow you wouldn't think it was run- 
ning on an Amiga. 

Oh well, I have had my say. 
now its over to you. Oh and keep 
up the good work. My New Year 
resolution is to buy every future 
Amiga Format there is 'cos as it is 
now I certainly don't mind paying 
£3 a month. 

Craig Hobden 
Hull 

There's an awful lot of controversy 
over these copying devices, but 
they do have many legal uses, so 
you can't really ban them whole- 
sale. The argument I often hear is 
that just because a knife can kill 
people doesn't mean you're com- 
mitting murder by selling carving 
knives in a kitchen shop. In the 
end, these devices are merely a 
symptom of piracy and not the 
cause of it 

I personally believe that the 
whole piracy debate will begin to 
stop meaning anything as mag- 
netic disks become things of the 
past over the next few years. 
Really, the floppy disk is the 78 
rpm of the computer industry. 
With 'uncopyable' media like CD 
and ROM cartridges taking over, I 
reckon the price of games will 
drop and the whole self-perpetuat- 
ing cycle of "I can't afford a game 
so I'll copy it and the software 
houses will make it more expen- 
sive" will finally be broken. 

Yes, we were a little disap- 
pointed with STUN Runner too. We 
reviewed it in Issue 18 and it got 
60-odd percent, but it was much 
slower than it should have been. 
But Jeez, the thing that amazes 
me is that you're still stuck on 
Issue 1 61 What's the problem? I 
know the issue size is so vast 
nowadays that it takes a long time 
to read them properly, but don't 
you realise what you're missing 
out on? 

Here's your 
Answer... 

Just a quick note to Sir Give. (In 
Issue 20's Letters pages we had a 
chap going by the funny name of 
Sir Clive Sinclair asking if he could 
get a Spectrum emulator for his 
Amiga - Ed.) tf you want a Speccy 
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Alan. How come the bosses of 
Amstrad and Sinclair Computers 
all read Amiga Format? Are there 
any other we/f-Known computer 
company owners out there who 
are worth millions of pounds? If 
so, can you lend me a tenner? 

Another Answer 

In reply to Bradley Long's letter 
Talking Computers in Issue 20's 
Letters pages, I can tell you of a 
Public Domain sample player that 
plays sounds when you insert or 
eject a disk. It's called Interrupt 
Sample Player and lives on Fish 
Disk 302. I've also released some 
samples for use with it into the 
Public Domain myself: they're on a 
disk called OJL Sound Effects. 

Oliver J low 
Towcester 

What Nightmare? 

Why did Ocean ever drop their 
plans to do a game based on A 
Nightmare on Elm Street? If they 
can do decent jobs with Robocop 
2 and Batman (amongst other) 
why can't they convert Krueger to 
our screens? 

Stuart Hardy 
Sheffield 

Stuart, why do you write so many 
letters to Amiga Format? Not that I 
mind - its actually rather jolly to 
hear from you a couple of times a 
month. Back on the point, we have 
not heard anyhting about plans for 
Ocean to do a Nightmare game, 
but we'll phone them up and check 
for you anyway. 




Pagestream 
Protest 

1 must protest about the reviews, 
in your last issue, of Pagestream 

2 and Professional Page 2. 

I am a registered owner of 
both of these programs 
[Professional Page Version 1.2 
and 1.3 only) and have used both 
for some considerable time, unlike 
your reviewer, whose ignorance of 





Pagestream is staggering. I don't 
mind a hard-hitting review (in fact 
it helps me choose my software) 
but it should be knowledgable and 
truthful, and Phil South's review of 
Pagestream 2 is neither. So hav- 
ing the average Englishman's 
sense of fair play (that dates me a 
bit!) I must ask you to let me say a 
word or two in rebuttal. 

Poor old Pagestream receives 
the full brunt of his dislike of inter- 
lace mode, and with crashing 
ignorance he proceeds to inform 
us that interlaced black-and-white 
is all you can have. Rubbish! If he 
reads as far as Page 9 in the man- 
ual he will find a detailed list of all 
the modes (including 16 colours in 
non-interlace mode). Even the ear- 
lier versions were capable of this, 
so where's he been all this time? 

Soft-Logik, the producers, 
must be wondering what they have 
done to be thus kicked in the 
teeth, especially since they have 
placed a full page advertisement, 
showing a fulkolour screen pro- 
duced on Pagestream, in the 
same issue. It was done using 
V.2.1, but could eoually have been 
done on V.2.0. Of even V.1.8. You 
may make each word a rainbow 
on screen if you wish. I think that a 
handsome apology is due from Mr 
South, for the damage caused to 
the sales of an excellent program. 

He thus wasted a whole para- 
graph moaning about interlaced 
mode, and another telling us how 
you can choose the mode from 
CLI in Pro Page, when in fact, both 
programs are similar in this 
respect, but does not, of course 
mention Pagestream's easy rota- 
tion of text and graphics, or even 
text and graphics combined (a 
feature only recently emulated by 
other packages). 

As for running text around 
irregular graphics, this is child's 
play in Pagestream. Has he tried it 
on the latest version of 
Professional Page? One experi- 
enced editor recently admitted 
that it took him an hour to run text 
around one fairly simple graphic 
using Professional Page 2. I 
believe him. 

Presumably I received the 
same manual that Mr South did, 
and while I agree that the shades 
of white in the upgrade are slightly 
different, careful inspection shows 
that the size of paper is identical - 
so much for shuffling a pack of 
cards behind one's back. Many of 
us prefer the ring-binding used by 
Pagestream - it makes for easy 
updating, and the pages do lie flat 
when it is open. I found the manual 
easy to use, and very informative, 
with good tutorials and plenty of 
excellent examples. 



APRIL 1991 



The interface too. is intuitive, and 
friendly. Almost every command 
can also be entered on the key- 
board, or typed into macros. 

I am at a loss to understand 
his comments on print quality. I 
can only assume that he chose 
low-definition from the print menu. 
I use a 24-pin dot matrix printer 
and a Hewlett Packard Deskjet* 
(I used to use a 9-pin Panasonic) 
and the only comments ever 
evoked by work I have done for 
others has been on the excellence 
of the print. 

As for not being able to use 
Amiga printer drivers, all versions 
up to 1.8 included a Preferences 
driver, so that you could choose 
your own. Why this has not been 
included in Version. 2 I do not 
know. Presumably their own 
drivers were so much better. 

In any case he has only to 
write to Soft-Logik and they will 
write a driver for any printer he 
cares to name. 

He should also remember that 
it was Soft-Logik's pioneering of 
structured font conversion to high 
resolution bitmaps for printing on 
dot-matrix printers that forced 
Gold Disk to do the same with 
Professional Page. Does he 
remember the really atrocious out- 
put from Pro Page 12? 

I will agree that Pagestream 

2.0 is far too slow on screen 
updating. This is, of course, due 
to the use of structured screen 
fonts, but he will find that Version 

2.1 is faster. In any case, if he is 
willing to forgo the use of 
Compugraphic or Postscript fonts 
on screen he could use the earlier 
version 1.8, which uses bit- 
mapped screen fonts and is very 
much faster. 

I cannot comment on 
Professional Page's stability (I 
could quote the aforementioned 
editor, who crashed Professional 
Page several times an hour, but 
will refrain). I am also told that 
Fleet Street are prone to curse 
both Quark Express on the Mac 
and Aldus Pagemaker on the IBM 
PC for the frequency of their 
crashes. I produce a sixteen-page 
church magazine monthly on 
Pagestream and have very little 
bother indeed. 

As far as editing within the 
program is concerned, I have little 
criticism of either program, using 
it mainly for last-minute adjust- 
ments. I do most of my typing m 
Protext, check the spelling, then 
save it as an Ascii file and pour it 
into a Pagestream template. The 
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superb. I have sometimes 
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in, quite literally, less than a 
minute, just to see what the 
effect would be if I used Avant 
Garde instead of Helvetica for the 
Headings, or Palaccio instead of 
Times for the body text. 

Drop Caps are fairly easy on 
Pagestream, once you know how. 
Draw a simple box in white where 
you want the dropped cap, invok- 
ing text runaround, and then 
place the Capital (any size) some- 
where in the margin or on the 
page surround. Drag it out using 
the sizing squares to the size you 
want it, then pick it up and move 
it into the space left by the box. 

I have no connection with 
Soft-Logik other than as a grate- 
ful user. I used Professional Page 
quite happily until I found 
Pagestream, which seemed so 
much more powerful and friendly. 
Like any other powerful programs 
- Spreadsheets, Databases, 
Word Processors - it is the 
amount of experience of them 
that counts. I would now hate to 
have to get to know another DTP 
program, because familiarity with 
Pagestream has made the pro- 
duction of all sorts of documents 
and posters so quick and easy. 
As Phil South says, he learned on 
Professional Page - and how it 



shows! Let someone else review 
Pagestream 2.1 next month - 

even me! 

D Richardson 

Buxton 

It's a very long letter, Mr 
Richardson, bit I've printed it 
more or less in full to show that 
we don't mind criticism of our 
reviews. In fact, we would posi- 
tively encourage users who are 
committed to various products 
and feel we under-represent them 
to write and tell other readers 
what they think. These pages of 
the magazine should certainly be 
a forum for the exchange of opin- 
ion amongst readers as well as 
allowing us to express our opin- 
ions direct to you. 

Your tetter contains a great 
many well-argued and well- 
balanced points of view, some of 
which agree with Phil's comments 
in his review. I am quite happy to 
let it stand as it is, but I'd like to 
make a couple of relevant points 
in Phil's defence. 

One: the manual we had was 
very poorly produced and Phil's 
criticism is valid. Two: I really 
couldn't see how to get a 1 6- 
colour low-res display on the 
screen, though you certainly can 



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use full colour on the output, 
which is what the Soft-Logik ad 
shows. However, this would seem 
to be an error on Phil's part. 
Three: Phil's comment about 
print-out on dot matrix machines 
is from experience and quite true. 

Apart from this, you are quite 
right that Pagestream has its 
advantages and features that Pro 
Page does not have. In only a 
page, Phil could not possibly 
mention all the features of such a 
heavyweight product, so we 
asked him to give his impres- 
sions. I personally think his view 
that Pro Page is the superior 
product is justified. 

This does raise a general 
principle that potential buyers 
should always bear in mind. 
Obviously, if a product costs only 
£20-£30 pounds we can easily 
say 'pop out and buy it' and be 
sure that readers won't be disap- 
pointed if they happen not to like 
it as much as we did. But a prod- 
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investment and you are always 
best advised to take a careful 
look at it yourself before you buy. 

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recommend a reasonably-priced 
and quiet external drive. 

Rowland Curtis 
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The best thing to do would be 
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Australia 

/ really don't see any problem 
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Pain in the Ass 

OK, what is the commonest size 
of paper used in a laser printer? 
Answer, A4. Why then does the 
only Preferences printer driver for 
the HP.LaserJet only print to a 
maximum of 10 inches? I, like the 
majority of laser printer owners, 
have to resort to using this driver 
since both Commodore and 
Epson are not interested in 
writing a driver for the Epson 



GQ5000, the printer I currently 
use. This means, folks, that if you 
are considering buying a laser 
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devs/printers and have to use HP 
emulation, then be content with a 
maximum of 10 inches and forget 
about how many scalable fonts 
the printer can produce - you'll 
not be needing them. 

If Commodore wish the 
Amiga to be taken seriously then 
they had better think about 
improving this aspect of the 
machine. At the moment serious 
word processing and DTP on the 
Amiga using a laser printer for 
output is both a frustrating and a 
painful process. 

Ian Moran 
Belfast 

I've always believed that attaching 
a printer to your Amiga should be 
no more painful than a simple 
'plug in and away you go' pro- 
cess. Too often, all the flash 
advances in technology get the 
investment and the thought in 
computing and the idea of func- 
tional simplicity and peace of 
mind in use gets no attention at 
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ting printers of any kind to work 
with the Amiga - some kind of 



intelligent driver - is more impor- 
tant than the latest advances in 
the ECS and Workbench 2, 

Your problem is reflected by 
many similar experiences all over 
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that in the support service he is 
currently giving to back up his 
beginners' series he has more 
enquiries about using printers 
than on any other topic. 

In response to this, we're 
looking at setting up some kind of 
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pages so that readers can swap 
advice, information and especially 
drivers for printers. If you have an 
unusual or helpful driver, please 
write to Workbench and tell us. 

Kids' Stuff 

In Issue 19, someone wrote in 
saying that Kids and the Amiga is 
a good book to get. Well, I was 
flicking though your mag and I 
found that Soft Machine are sell- 
ing the book for £15.95 and that 
seems an awful lot for a book. 
Are Soft machine trying to rip us 
off, which I doubt? Is there some 
kind of mistake? Or do computer 
books always cost this sort of 
price, and if so, why? 

Richard Chalmers 
Bracknell 



Yes, computer books do tend to 
be very expensive, partly because 
they are packed with an awful lot 
of very specialised information 
and partly because m book terms 
the market for them isn't so big, 
so they cost a lot more each to 
produce than Stephen King's lat- 
est paperback. I'm not familiar 
with this book but I wouldn't mind 
a look at it if ifs recommended. 
I'll try to get them to send a copy. 

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Just as Commodore seem to 
have realised, with the 3000 and 
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for them is with the Amiga, the 
underlying technology is begin- 
ning to be pretty stale and 
out-of-date. While PCs with VGA 
graphics, 256 colours from a 24- 
bft palette and resolutions of up 
to 1024 by 768 are becoming 
the norm, the Amiga has 
gaeied... errm... the little-used 
Er« mode. 

OK. so the ECS gives two 
iew modes, but they're restricted 
to four colours from a 6-bit 
palette. The other modes are still 
restricted to a 12-bit palette, 
which is nothing special now. A 
24-bit palette is needed ASAP. 

In a multimedia machine 
sound is important and at least 
eight channels should be available 
(for four stereo events) along with 



a much higher playback rate and 
also an exclusive operating- 
system-only channel to allow for 
audio feedback of errors and 
available at any time. 

Of vast importance is the res- 
olution of the memory-bandwidth 
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and graphics data is to be 
pumped out. Can I explain? The 
Amiga can access memory 
around 14 million times a second. 
Of this, the 68000 needs seven 
million, leaving the custom chips 
to use the rest for graphics and 
audio accessing. 

But if a lot of graphics and 
sound data is being transferred 
more than the available time is 
needed and time is stolen from 
the 68000, slowing down the sys- 
tem. Wasteful, eh? Lots of Fast 
RAM helps, but I don't think its a 
complete solution. 

Commodore should also stop 
expecting us to use these evil 
black-scanlined monitors. VGA 
and multisync monitors are often 
under £300 nowadays and a VGA 
port should be part of each and 
every Amiga, starting with the 
A50OP and the new, revised 
C2000. The A3000 has this. 

Much improved manuals and 
system disks are needed, includ- 



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fer data from other machines. An 
extended Trackdisk device should 
be easy to set up, allowing the 
user transparent access to Amiga 
1Mb and the new 2Mb disks. PC 
format disks and perhaps even 
Macintosh disks. 

Grellan Larkin 
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/ reckon thafs possibly one of the 
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setup and a friendly graphical 
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prehensive machine for the '90s 
is only a step away. If the Amiga 
could do all this, it would make a 
hell of an impact 

Turtle Appeal 

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Turtles computer game will 
become available for the Amiga 
500 and, if so, when? 

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Read what the critics have to 
say... 

"It is without doubt the best Amiga 
sampling package yet produced." 

-AMIGA FORMAT Oct '90. 

"In brief, it is a brilliantly conceived, 
intuitive, and very powerful 
package." 

- Australian Commodore and Amiga 
Review June '90 

"... in some cases, the quality of 
samples that I was able to obtain 
could easily compete with some 12 

and 16-bit samplers..." 

- AMIGA COMPUTING NOV '90 

"Software Only" version also available, 
(in Australia only) 



"We are committed to excellence in Amiga sound." 

RamSCOn Software Pty Ltd. PO Box 267, Avondale Heights 3034. Melbourne. Australia. Phone/Fax 61 3 337 2141. 

UK residents, please contact MB Marketing Ltd on 0753 686000 *^««»M«wi»co«"eoor«A»i. 8 ak« a > k«-^i** •uowi t> ch»ga «m»t r«tc« 




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A500 Optonsfrom 314 99 

A500 Screen Gems 369 99 

AS00 Flight of Fantasy 369 99 

A500 Batman 369 99 

ASO0 Class o(90's 549 99 

A500 Firfl Steps 545 99 

A15O0 669 99 

A2000.40MbMD 1064.99 

A3000 16W\z * 40Mb HD 9084 99 
A3000 95aVU ♦ 40Mb HD 9499 99 
A3Q00 95MMZ ♦ 105Mb HD 3009 99 
A10B4S Colour Monitor 9S4 99 
A1950 Multisync 499 W 

A590 90MbHD 979 99 

A59090MbHO* 1Mb torn 314 99 
A590 90Mb HO ♦ 2Mb Ram 359 99 
AlOH1Mb35'Dro« 79 99 

A501 «am ExpansorVCtock 54 99 
A590 IV Modulate* 94 99 



Perfect Sound 
Contriver Mouse 
Nafcsha Mouse 
Optical Mouse 
Contriver Trackball 
Marconi Trackball 
Unrversal Printer Stand 
Centronics Pnnter Cable 
RS939 Cable 
Scart Cable 
3 5" 40 Capacity Bo* 
35' 80 Capacity Bo* 
10* Sony Bulk 3 5' 
50 * Sony Bulk 3 5' 
100* Sony Bulk 3 5" 
10xSorT/MFD?DD3 5* 
10xTDKMF2DD3 5" 



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PERIPHERALS 



Philips 8833 M* ii 944 99 

Citizen 190Q* 199 99 

Crtizent94D 19999 

Crimen Swift 9 189 99 

Citizen Swift 94 984 99 

Swift 9/94 Cotaui Krt 3999 

SWLC-10 154 99 

Star LC94-10 904 99 

Star LC -900 914 99 

Star LC94-900 949 99 

S»LC94-900Cotouf 994 99 

Cumana1Mb3 5'Drrve 64 99 

Mast© 1Mb 3 5" Dr** 54 99 
MSOIs Ram ExpansiorvClock3999 



Advanced Ami9a Bas<c 
AdvSysProsGde- 
•3D CVapn.cs Prog 
Amga Applications 
A/niga Ass Lang Prog 
Amiga Bas< In & CX* 
Amiga C Adv Prog 

• C for Begtfwers 
Afl m DOS 



AT Once 

Hitachi Camera & Lens 

D-grview 

Vtd> Amiga 



Golden Image Scanner 

Type 10 Handy Scanner 

M.n«gen 

Benda*e8809 

Designer Modem 

Linnet Modem 154 99 

AMAS 6999 

Aijdo Engineer Plus 164 99 

Mflstersound 99.99 



178 99 

994 99 

89 99 

99 99 

184 99 

134 99 

97 99 

Call 
104 99 



Amiga DOS m & Out 
Amiga DOS WGukJc 

Am>ga DesMop Video . 

• Desktop V*JeoGde. 

• Dtsk Dnves mvOut 
Amga tor Beg-nnen 
Amiga format 

• Graph.cs m & Out 
" Hardware Ref Man 
Am*ga Mach Lang Gde 
A/ruga Machme Lang 
■Prog Handbook vol! 

• Prog Handbook vol 9 
Compute " Prog Gde 
wroer • Prog Gde 



■ a 95 

39 45 
1845 
1695 
14.45 
18 95 
39.45 
18 45 
1495 
1845 
1495 
18 45 
18 45 
97 95 
1995 
995 
39 45 
9195 
91 95 
1495 
94 95 
93 95 
17 45 
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•ROM Kernel Man Aut .28 95 

• ROM Kernel Man Lib 29 95 

• System Prog Gde 39.95 
Becoming an" Artist. 18 45 
Beginners Gde to' 16 95 
Computes 1st Book" 16 95 
Computes 9nd Book • 16 95 
Elementary " Basic . 14 95 
inside " Graphics 16 95 
Mapping the Amiga 20 95 
Prog Gde to Amiga . . 9395 

• Indicates Amiga m title 

68000 Assem Lang Prog. 9195 

68000 User Guide 895 

Programming the 68000 . 23.95 

Teach yourself 68000 8 95 

40 Great night Sims 13 95 

40 Mere Great nights 14 95 

A Fight S*m Odvssey 14 95 

M9 Stealth fighter 13 95 

falcon A.r Comoat 1 4 95 

Frying Flrght &m 7 95 

Gunsh© Academy 14 95 

jet Frghter School 1195 

Jet Fighter School ll 14 95 

Learn to fry Flight Suti 14 95 

Sub Commander 19 95 

Take Off Right S*m 15 45 

Up & Run Flight Sim 8 95 

EDUCATIONAL 



M Beacon Teaches Typing 91 95 
Mega Maths A-Levet 1 9.95 

Mcro English GCSE 19.95 

M>cro French GCSE 19 95 

Micro Maths GCSE 19.95 

Play and Read 19 95 

Primary Maths 3-12 yrs . 1995 
Spell Book 4-9 . 15 95 

The Three Bears 19 95 

Things to do with Numbers 15 95 
Things to do with Words 15 95 

| WORD PROCESSORS] 

Excellence 2 96.95 

K.noworos 2 38.95 

Pen Pal 84.95 

ProtextvS 99 95 

Pro Write v3.1 . 9995 

Scribble Platinum 45 95 

Transwnte 32 95 

WordPerfect 174 95 

| DATABASES | 

K-Data - ■ 

Prodata 5495 

Superbase Personal 9695 

Sx-erbase Personal 9 64 if 

Superbase ProfessoneJ .159 95 

I SPREADSHEETS 



Better Maths 19-16 yrs 
Better SpeH«ng Over 8 
Fun School 2 Under 6 
Fun School 9 6-8 
Fun School 9 Over 8 
Fun School 3 Under 5 
Fun School 3 5-7 
Fun Schocrf 3 Over 7 
Lets Spell at Home 
Lets Spell at the Shops 
Magic Maths 4-8 yrs 
Maths Mama 8-19 yrs 



1495 
14 95 
1495 
1795 
1795 
1795 
1595 
1595 
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GFA Basic v3 5 Interpretei 39 95 

Hisoft Bas-c 54 95 

Hisoft Extend . 14 95 

K-Seka Assembler 34 95 



LaDKe C v5 



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Gold Disk Type .Call 

Outline Fonts 104 95 

Pagesetter II 49 95 

Pagestream v9 1 139 95 

Proclips 91 95 

professional Page v9 184 95 

| ACCOUNTS | 

Cashoook Combo 47 95 

Cashbook Controller 34 95 

Final Accounts 91 95 

Home Accounts 17 95 

Personal Fin Manager 91 95 

Small Bus ace Cash 56 95 

Small Bus Ace Xtra 79 95 

System 3 34 95 



UTILITIES 






K-Spread 2 42 95 

S uperplan 64 9 5 

LANGUAGES 
COMPILERS ETC 

AMOS 

Ateoc 3295 

Devpac2 3995 

GFA Bas<v3 5 Compiler 9995 



BAD 
Cross DOS 

Diswnaster 

G8 Route 

Power Windows v9 5 

Qjarterback 

X-Copy Professional 



K 95 

9195 
39 95 
97 95 
54 95 
39.95 
34 95 



TITLING/EFFECTS 
/PRESENTATION 



Broadcast Titier 
Elan Performer 9 
HomeTrtker 
Page FT«per * F/X 






4995 
33 95 
8995 

194 95 



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Access 



Please make cheques postal orders payaWe to SOFTMACHINE AJl items subject to availability 
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SOFTMACHINE 

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Pro Video Post 

Ml Page 
TV9<wv8 
TV Tort Professional 
Video Effects 30 






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99195 

905 95 

13195 

54 95 

9995 

19995 

8995 



CAD/3D/GRAPHI 
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3 



30 Pro'essioiai 9*6 $ 

Amiga Vivien 108 C 
DcW Paint in 59 95 

Delme Pnnt II M 95 

Deluxe Vioeo Mi 74 95 

Daney Animation Studio B4 95 

'm*3»ne 18995 
irtroCADPV* 8295 

> ■ . ;■ v • . B9 93 

PIXmatt 3795 

Profw»naiDrawv9 9995 

ViHfl 49 9S 



COMMUNICATIONS 



PC 
GPTem 
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47 95 
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MUSIC/AUDIO 



Aut*orr«ltr « 

Ban&Pees 

O V% Cocvfl Arc 

Dr V\ Corvtf DTP 

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programs on It which I 
desparately needed. So if it would 
be no trouble, could you send me 
Coverdisk 19, please? 

Chris Rainbow 
Witney 

Some newsagents take the 
Coverdisks off the magazine to 
prevent them from being pinched, 
so always do as Chris did and ask 
for one. On the other hand, many 
don't: and occasionally, as hap- 
pened to Chris, you may find that 
some other little tinker has 
whipped the Coverdisk off already 
and that no-one else has been 
willing to buy that particular copy. 
No great surprise, really! 

Now. your newsagent is theo- 
rebcaty under an obligation to 
get you the magazine as it should 
be. so very often if you ask you 
will find that they have another 
few copies stashed away some- 
where and can dig you one out. 

tf newsagents have this prob- 
lem, they can also send the 
diskless copy back to the distrib- 
utors who supply the magazine to 
them, who will replace it with a 
proper one. The same goes if 
they have run out: ask them, and 
they should be able tio get extra 
copies from the distributors. 



Now, if you should be stuck with 
a copy of the magazine but no 
disk, we do now have a system 
for dealing with this. If you send 
us a letter and some kind of proof 
of purchase, we can send you a 
copy of the Coverdisk from a sup- 
ply that is sent to us by the disk 
duplicators every month. 

Disk Blues 2 

Why do you put the labels on your 
Coverdisks upside down? 

I think it is normal practise to 
place disks in the diskette file 
with the metal slider at the bot- 
tom so that you can read the disk 
titles. This seems to be the 
arrangement used by other soft- 
ware publishers. 

If we place your disks with 
the metal slider to the bottom, 
the titles are upside-down. If we 
place them with the titles the right 
way up, they can not be read 
because they are then at the bot- 
tom of the disk box. I hope you 
will endeavour to correct this 
fault. I will be watching in anticipa- 
tion for future editions of your 
wonderful magazine. 

F Waspe 
Leeds 

7"he fact of the matter is that we 



usually want the Coverdisk labels 
to be put on so that with the 
metal shutter facing down the 
label reads the right way up, but 
it doesn't always happen that 
way. don't ask me why, it's just a 
quirk with the guys who stick 
them on. 

However, we've just changed 
disk duplicators and in actual fact 
we were on the phone this very 
day confirming with them which 
way up we want the label put. 
We've also taken extreme steps 
to ensure that when the 
Coverdisk is taped to the front of 
the magazine the label will also 
be the right way up to read, so 
from this issue on, we don't think 
you'll have any problems. 

Virus Idea 

I have an idea that, if taken up by 
the right people, should be very 
profitable. The idea is this. 

Software and hardware com- 
panies should get together to 
produce the ultimate virus killer: a 
piece of hardware that dealers 
can fit and maintain. It would 
check every disk as it is inserted 
in the drive and if a virus is found, 
give the option to kill it or not. It 
should activate as soon as the 
computer is turned on. I figure 



that it should retail at around £20 
and when new viruses start 
appearing, new killers should be 
offered on an update at £5 in 
return for your old version. 

If it's taken up the great, but 
if not, then too bad. A little food 
for thought... 

Gary Rotherham 
Mexborough 

It's just an idea, I relaise, but it is 
an excellent one. The only minor 
problem with it that becomes 
apparent in the way you have 
expressed it is that if dealers 
have to fit it in the first place, 
would you not then have to take 
your Amiga back to the dealer 
every time a new version was 
released in order to get them to 
replace it? 

Nevertheless, the idea of a 
completely foolproof hardware- 
based virus killer is a good one, 
and it would seem to make sense 
to have it done as a chip or simi- 
lar that could actually be placed 
inside the machine on the circuit 
board rather than dangling off 
one of the ports and using up 
valuable facilities. I would be inter- 
ested to know if anyone has 
studied the feasibility of a hard- 
ware virus hunter-killer. 



v« 




Richard & Angela Howe: Applied Research Kernel 

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AVAILABILITY Most rtems listed are tn stock Others can usually be obtained wrthm 48 houriL 

DESPATCH Wltton 24 hours on stock Hems. 48 hours on non stock but available items. 

PRICES May occas*ona»y be subject to change 



ACCOUNTS 

Arena Integrated Accounts 1 1 9 B3 

Cashbook Combmawn 49 91 

Caihbook Controller 36 80 

EasyLedgers Integrated 149 96 

HomeAccounts 2392 

Pergonal Ta« Planner 34 96 

Perwnai Fnancm Manager.. .27 83 

.299 92 
79 81 



Service industry Accounts 
SBA Xlra 



System 3 39 79 



BOOKS 

1st Book of Amiga 

2nd Book 0* Amga 



1695 

16 95 

66000 Asm Lan Programming 19 95 
68000 Assembly Language 24 95 
Amiga 3D Gf* Prog in Baste 18.45 
Amiga AaV Sys Prog Guide 32 95 
AfTuga Asm Lan Programming 1 4 95 
Amxja Base inside ft Out 1895 

Amiga C For Bagman 18 45 

Amiga C Adv Programmers 32 95 

Amtga Desktop Video Guide 18.45 

Amiga Dttfc Ohves In 4 Oul 27.95 

Amtga For Beginners _T2 95 

Amga Graphics In A Oul 32 45 

Arruga Macrvne Language 21 95 

Anvga Programmers Hndbfc V 1 24 95 
Am^a System Prgrmrs Gu.de .32 95 

Am»ga Treks and Tips 14 95 

AmrgaOOS Reference Guide 1 4 95 

Am^aOOS msxfle ft Out 18 45 

Elementary Arrega Basic _ 1495 
Hardware Reference Manual. .21 95 
tnes ft Docs; ROM Kernel Ml 28 95 

k*de Amiga Graphics 16.95 

KiCksta/1 Gu*fc to Am^a ..14 95 

Kids and the Amiga 14 95 

Leammg C Programming Gfx 16 95 
LOS A Devs ROM Kernel Ml 29 95 
Mapping the Amiga 2? 95 

Mors Tncks and Tip* 18.45 

Programmers Guide to Amiga 23.95 

Programming the 68000 21.95 

The Am^ja Handbook 24 95 



CABLES PrPiug S= Socket 

Cross Over Bo* D2SS 35 88 

D23S D15P NEC MSync 2A3D13 80 

D23S-OpenEnd Monitor 10.61 

D23SScart Monitor CMB833 1360 
D23S/2Ph0ft2Ph (CM8833/2) 13 60 
D25PD25P 9W<re 2M Modem 1081 
D25P-C36P 2Metre Prwear 6 90 

D25P-C36P SMetre Pre** 11 96 

D25P-C36P 5Metre Printer 14 95 
D25P-D25P 25Wlre 2Metre. . 12 68 
D25P-D25P 25Wlre 5Metre 21 65 
D2SP025S D25P 025S 2M 25W 23 92 
OIN5P DIN5P MIDI CaWe .4 63 

Gender Changer D25P 7 62 

Gender Changer. D25S 7.62 

Null Modem Cab* 10.81 

Plug 23 Pm D With Hood 4.83 

Plug 25 Ptn D With Mood 3 91 

RS232 Mini Teeter 1288 

RS232 Nu" Modem 6 97 

RS232 Patch B01 12 68 

Socket 25 Pm D With Hood 3 91 

Socket 23 Pm D With Hood 4 83 

Switch Box C36S4Way 39 79 

Switch Box D25S 2 Way 24 84 

Switch Box 025S 4 Way 36 80 



COMMUNICATIONS 
A Tail 3 

KComm2 
Pa'apon BBS 



69 92 
24 64 

99 8? 



COMPUTER AIDED DESKSN 
DoafdMeati' PCB Design 2MB 79 81 

57 96 

M K 

79 81 

339 94 

M U 



3D 

Draw 2 

X CAD Designer 

X CAD Professional 2MB 

XCAD3D2MB 

DATABASE MANAGERS 

Bc-e Reader 

InloFtle ... 

MaitshotPkis 

Mic/otiche Filer 

Prodata ... — — 

Superbase Personal -, 



*4 85 

44 65 

... 37.95 

59 80 

54 97 

34 91 



Superbase Per 
Superbate P*ot 

Your Family Tn 



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DESKTOP PUBLISHING 
Cap Art PD (7 disks) 
E Cips Structured Ops 
GoU Dak Type. Decoratwe 

Gold Disk Type. Voeo 

Gold Disk Type Pubtaher ... 
Gold Disk Type. Designer... 

Outline Fonts 1.5MB 

PageSener2 

PageStream 2 1 SUB 

Pro CIpS Structured Art 
Pi ureselonai Page 2 1 5MB 
Structured Cm An 



54 97 

164 91 

64 86 



1495 
69 92 
32 89 
32 89 
32 89 
32 89 
99 82 
4991 

134 78 
24 84 

189 98 
36 80 



OUST COVERS 

Amiga 1064.1084&8833 Mcms 8.97 

Amiga 500 Computer 6 90 

GMen l20OPnr«ar 989 

Custom Cover Medrum Sow 19.78 

Epson U8OV86 Printer 9 89 

Panasonic KXP1124 989 

Star LC24/ 10 Printer 989 

StarlCIQPnnter 9 89 



EDUCATION 

Distant Suns Astronomy 

Fun School 3 ( venous) 

Mega Maths (GCSE A) .... 
Mcro English (GCSE O). . 
Mcro French IGCSEO). 
Micro Mathe (GCSE O . 
My Part 



Primary Maths Course 

EDITORS 

CygnusEd Professional 2 

GRAPHICS 

Animaton StuoVo . 

CUgW 

Com* Setter 

Deluxe Prim 2 Posters 

DetuxePa.nl 3 

Deluxe PhQioiab 



49 91 
19 78 
23 92 
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Deux* v 
Dtgi Paint 3 

FarrtaVrsion Animation 

iconPainl 

Parnate Image System 

Real 30 Ray Tracing 

Real 30 Professional 3MB 
Real 30 Turbo (69020) 3MB 
Scene Gener ate* 
Sculpt Animate 4D 2MB 
Sculpt 4D Junior 



69 92 
52 90 
34 96 

. 14.95 
39 79 
89 93 

279 91 

349 83 
34 96 

329 82 
84 87 



HARDWARE (UK parcel poet Incl) 
512K A50C RAM OooVSwACh 29 90 
A590 20MB Hard Drsk Drive 279 91 
A590 20MB HD wrifi 2MB RAM 349 63 
A2091 40MB A2000HD1lms 499 79 
Amrga 500 Screen Gems 512K 369 84 
Amiga 1500 1 MB 1 Drive . 599 84 
Amiga 1500 1MB 2 Drives 629 97 
Amiga 1 500 1MB- SW 679 68 

Amga 1500 1MB - SW . Mon 929.89 
Arr-ga 3000 16MHi40MB 199985 
Amrga 3000 25MHZ/I00M8 2629 82 
Amstrad FAX/Pnnter 9600AT 639.86 
Cameron lOSmrn Scanner ft SW 149 96 
CiWen120D.9Pm 169 97 

Cetten124024PW(1) 22977 

CeaenSw*t9Pin(t) 199.87 

Crtiwrt Swrft 24 Pm ( 1 » 289 . 80 

Data Fryer SCSI/FtAM Ca-d 129.95 
Data Fryer with 45MB Drive . 399 97 
Sharp JX100 Colour Scanner 599 84 
StarLaaerpnntera2 139978 

De* Dnve 3 5' Extern* 59 80 

Dak Drive 3 5* Mem* M K 

Disk Dnve 525" Extern*. 129.95 

Naksha Mouse 34 96 

Podscal 12*12 inch GtxTab... 19987 
RAM Chip 256K CMOS (A590) 5.98 

INTEGRATED PACKAGES 
AjiigiVhtion MuBmedu 79.81 

GoU Disk Appetizer ... 29 90 

Gold Disk Omce 10994 

Gold Disk HyperBook 57.96 

Graph.cs Starter Kil 54 97 

Paws* Works ...89.93 



PuDkshers Choce i*ew» 

Starter Krt 

The Works Platinum 



68 77 

...5»-8u 

79.81 



PROGRAMMING 

AMOS Bas-c Interpreter 36 80 

Benchmark Module 2 136 85 

Devpac 2 Assembler . 42.78 

GFA Base Comp.»r 24 84 

GFA Basic Interpreter 39 79 

Hisott Basic Compiler 56 81 

Lattice C 5 t Compiler 1 59 80 

Pascal Compiler (PDDtsfcl 2 99 

Resource int Disassemble' 64 86 

RIBBONS A TONER 

CBMMPS1230(6) 23 46 

CBM MPS 1500(6) 28 96 
Otizen 1 200 (MPS1 200) (6) 19 32 
Cattan Shaft 2* 124D 161 3174 

Epson LX60 (6) 16 56 

Epson RXFX.MX 80 <6) 17.94 

HP Laserjet 2 Toner Cart 79 81 

Panasonic 1174 (6) 2622 

StarLC10l6) . 23 46 

StvLClO Colour (4) .26 66 

Star LC2O0 (6) 35 88 

Star LC24V10 (6) 24 84 

Sta' LC24200 (3) . 26 22 

SOUND 

AMAS Stereo Sampler 74 96 

Dekixe Musrc Composer .52 90 

MeaierSound Mono Sampler 34 96 

MIDI Plug Interface 19 76 

Mus-cX 11 Sequencer 109 94 

Music X Junior Seouence* 64 66 

Quartet Composer 44 B5 

Sound Trap 3 Mono Sampler 29.90 
Sonu 2 Composer 4991 

Tiger Cub Compose* 59 80 

SPREADSHEETS 

Advantage 65000x85000 7496 

DGCalC 512x52 29 90 

Superpian 2048x1024 .4991 



UTILITIES 

Ameut For Begmnem 29 90 

AReM Macro Interpreter 32 89 

Award Maker Pius 34 96 

BAD Dtsk Optimise* 3289 

BBC Emulator Version 2 34 96 

Byte A Back HD Backup 19 76 

C-oasDOS P*a TrartalBr 28 96 

Directory Houeefceeper 34 96 

D*k Master 1 4 39 79 

Doctor Ami Disk Analysis 39 79 

DOS 2 DOS File Transfer .._ 29 90 

Enhancer 13 14 72 

G6 Vonjoe Route Planner 37 95 

Mam Beacon Typing 2484 

Pnrear ce pt File Transfer 34 96 

Quarterback Hd Disk Toots 59 80 

Virus IntectJon Protection- 34 96 

Weather Watcher 24 84 

X Copy Professional 37 95 

VIO€0 

Broadcast TrBer .. 17986 

Digi View Gold 4 , 109.94 

Hitachi Camera A 16mm Lens 199.87 

Mimgen Genlock 9962 

Pro Video Post 3MB ...._ 199 87 
VO SoUion ft Photon Pnt . . . 1 1 9 83 
VOeo TiflarAnrmetor 1MB 84 87 

WORDPROCESSORS 

Excellence 2 99 82 

K-MType With Speech 24 84 

K.ndwords2 34 96 

Micro Text 19 78 

PenPal — 89 93 

ProtenS.... 99 82 

QuckWrne 44 65 

Scnbbie Platinum 4186 

TranWrlte 34 96 

WordPerfect 169 97 

SPECIALS (enquire about eoneWon) 
Amga 500s S H 299 92 

Deluxe Part 3 49 91 

Populous 11.96 

Sim City 11.96 

Their Finest Hour 1794 

MANY OTHERS SEND SAE FOR 
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1st Choice 130 

16 Bit Centre 209 

17BitS/W 174 

Accolade 83 

Ace Repairs 141 

AMPD 177 

Amiganuts 188 

Amisoft 187 

Analogic 192 

AngliaPD 188 

ARK 223 

Arnor 98 

Ashcom 144 

Astrocalc 220 

Athene 207 

Axe Direct 97 

BSoft 189 

BBD Dust Covers 9 

BCS 162 

Bitcon 217 

Blitterchips 173 

Byteback 134 

C-Electronics 216 

Calco 207 

Care Elect 162 

Comm. Format 90 

Comp-U-Save 188 

Computer Lynx 187 

Computerwise Brighton 141 

Crazy Joes 176 

Datagem 158 



Dataplex 192 

Datel 122-127 

Delta PI 131 

Dial-A-Disk 203 

Digicom 22 

Digita International 48 

Digital Applications ...173 

Domark 89 

Dowling 78-81 

Ealing 163 

Electronic Arts 6. 14 

EMPDL 189 

Ents. Int 60 

ESD Software 210 

ESP Education 163 

ESP Software 157 

Evesham Micros .. 1 46- 1 47 

FMG 116 

Futuresoft 192 

Games Domain 180 

Geographies 20^ 

G2 131 

Hart Micro 131 

Harwoods 40-43 

Hi Soft 106 

Hobbyte 91 

Home Based Bus 215 

Hyperactive Dev v 220 

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